Travel and Tourism

Studying travel and tourism at Chesterfield College opens up an exciting variety of careers from cabin crew and travel agent, to events planner and cruise line manager. All of our courses have been designed to help you develop the skills that employers will be looking for, giving you the best chance in your career after college. Every year our travel and tourism students have the opportunity to visit different companies and listen to guest lecturers from industry, giving them a taste of how leading venues and organisations work. We also have our very own, on-campus travel centre where you can gain valuable experience serving paying clients and booking real holidays.

  • Events manager salaries average £24,395 a year. However, salaries in some top companies can reach up to £44,304 a year
  • Cabin crew earn around £18,077 a year, whilst highly experienced workers can earn as much as £36,251
  • Roles for hotel and accommodation managers have grown by 12% over the last 2 years and are expected to grow by 5% over the next 4 years in East Derbyshire

The range of courses we offer have been carefully chosen to ensure that when you leave us, you’re ready for work, an apprenticeship or further study at university level. We ask employers to tell us what they look for in new employees and then make sure that our students develop the key skills and knowledge that puts them ahead of the competition. We also ensure that you have the option to follow a career pathway specific to particular jobs. Where you start, which route you take and how far you go, will depend on you and what you want to be in the future.