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Travel and Tourism at B&FC

Travel and tourism is a growing industry and exciting career opportunities await skilled individuals who are organised, work well under pressure and get on with people of all ages and backgrounds. B&FC’s employer-focused programmes are taught by industry specialist tutors to provide the skills you need to compete for these roles and succeed in your chosen career. 

As a college, we have well-established relationships with employers at local, regional and international level. These feed into the curriculum for up-to-the minute content, prized work placements and valuable networking opportunities. Past students are now enjoying exciting careers with employers such as Thomas Cook and Expedia UK.

Discover how B&FC can help you begin or advance your career in the travel and tourism industry. Contact us on T 01253 504 343 or E info@blackpool.ac.uk

Travel and Tourism programmes

Careers

In Lancashire the visitor economy (tourism) contributes £3.7bn per year to the county’s economy, and Lancashire has a vision to be ‘one of the top 5 English counties for a short break or family holiday’.

The continued growth of the sector is creating opportunities for young people in locations such as Lancaster, Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland but particularly in Blackpool, Lancashire’s number one visitor destination.

Most popular career routes:

Hotel or Accommodation Manager | Travel Agency Manager | Air Cabin Crew | Airline Customer Service Agent | Holiday Representative | Tour Manager | Tourism Officer | Tourist Information Centre Manager
 

£21,740
Average annual wage in this sector
26,985
Number of jobs in the North West
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What our staff and students say

Why choose B&FC?

Employability First

Employability First

With more than 1,000 employer partnerships, our work with employers has earned us the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

Expert Tutors

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are specialists in their subjects and help you develop the skills you need to be successful. They regularly spend time in industry to keep their knowledge and experience up-to-date.

Personalised Learning

Personalised Learning

Your own personal progress tutor will help you to settle in, keep you informed about upcoming events and provide ongoing support and guidance. We also offer confidential counselling.

Learning Support

Learning Support

If you have a disability (including a specific learning or mental health difficulty) we will help you to access the support needed to manage your studies as independently as possible.

Getting Here

Getting Here

With our FREE 24/7 Blackpool Transport travel pass, eligible students get unlimited use of any Blackpool Transport bus or tram. From 2019, we’ll also be offering a FREE circular bus service.
Eligibility applies

Career Planning

Career Planning

Our free careers service includes expert advice and resources to help with making career choices, applying to university and coaching to get you ready for employment.

Students' Union

Students' Union

Our Students' Union runs a variety of clubs, societies and events, all aimed at giving you the best student experience possible. You could also get involved as a rep or elected officer.

Sports

Sports

Sports are big at B&FC and there are lots of fitness activities and College teams for you to join, facilitated through our all-weather pitch, sports hall and fitness suite.

Food and Drink

Food and Drink

From smoothies to sub rolls, we offer a wide range of low-cost food and drink plus a FREE healthy breakfast for everyone and FREE meals for eligible students.
Eligibility applies

Work experience opportunities

B&FC works with a wide range of leading companies, offering specific industry placements that offer valuable sector experience.

Apply for a place!

It's easy to apply - you just need to click on your chosen programme then click on the 'apply' or 'enquire' button. Some workplace programmes even have an 'enrol' button so you can sign up there and then.

Complete the quick and easy application form then wait for our professional and friendly Admissions Team to get in touch.

How to Apply

How to find us

University Centre
Park Road
Blackpool
FY1 4ES
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Bispham Campus
Ashfield Road
Bispham
Blackpool
FY2 0HB
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Lancashire Energy HQ
Squires Gate Lane
Blackpool
FY4 2QS
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