Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pathways - Get Started! Incorporating Travel and Tourism, Business and IT

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Course Code: FE0147-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Pathways Campus: Central Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Entry requirements: See entry tab Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

If you are interested in learning more about business, IT and travel then this course is for you. It is a good introduction to all three sectors and is packed with interesting projects.

Being on a Pathways Level 1 course, you will receive excellent help and support from experienced tutors and teaching assistants. Working in small classes, you will notice that your self-confidence and self-esteem will grow. Level 1 also boosts your social skills and ability to get on with a variety of different people.

Your study programme will also include some supported English and maths sessions and provide a first step towards gaining qualifications.

The MET welcome students from all walks of life and has courses specifically designed for those who may need some additional support in their learning.

Pathways courses are for students who, for many reasons, have not gained GCSEs. Perhaps you need to boost your confidence after a challenging time at school or maybe you just need some supported learning to help you on track to achieve your goals. Pathways courses are practical and fun and could be your stepping-stone to success.


Entry requirements

There are no GSCE requirements for these Entry Level courses, but your application will be reviewed for an appropriate level of skills and college readiness. ESOL applicants will require E3 or above.

Entry requirements

Why the MET?

Small group sizes  

Gain a holistic understanding of the business sector

Opportunity for work experience

Stepping stone to a level 2 course

Additional lessons in employability

Every year, students from the Pathways courses in Brighton are selected to go on a life-changing trip to Sri Lanka where they volunteer with a charity working towards improving the lives of local children.


Why the MET?

Facilities

Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios 

Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the METs virtual learning environment

Library and computing facilities

Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support

Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks

A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and


Facilities

Work experience & what's next?

Following a Pathways course, you can progress to further training at Level 1 or sometimes Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice. 

Future Careers:

Customer service worker

IT support worker

Marketing

Adverting

Finance

Accounting

Retail and sales

Personal development

Administration

Human resources

Events

Travel agents

Tour operations

Cruise liners

Airline industry

Visitor attractions

Travel reps

Tour guides

Sports tourism

Tourism and accommodation management

Ground operations


Work experience & what's next?
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Hotel or accommodation manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -1.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,004

AVERAGE £24,492

POTENTIAL £42,198

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics

Travel agency manager or proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks and responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of clerical, secretarial and other staff.
  • Discusses clients' requirements and advises on road, rail, air and sea travel and accommodation.
  • Makes and confirms travel and accommodation bookings, arranges group holidays, tours and individual itineraries.
  • Advises on currency and passport/visa regulations and any necessary health precautions needed.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,344

AVERAGE £27,261

POTENTIAL £45,572

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning

Travel agent

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages.
  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings.
  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation.
  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment.
  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements.
  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,572

AVERAGE £17,472

POTENTIAL £32,195

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Air travel assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Receives passengers at airport terminal, examines tickets and other documentation, checks in luggage and distributes boarding passes.
  • Checks emergency equipment, distributes reading material, blankets and other items, and ensures that the aircraft is ready for the receipt of passengers.
  • Welcomes passengers on board the aircraft, guides them to their seats and assists with any hand luggage.
  • Ensures that sufficient stocks of meals and beverages are on board the aircraft prior to take off and serves passengers during the flight.
  • Sells duty-free goods during the flight.
  • Makes announcements on behalf of the pilot, demonstrates the use of emergency equipment and checks that safety belts are fastened.
  • Directs and instructs passengers in the event of an emergency, ensures safety procedures are followed.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 3.1% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £14,138

AVERAGE £20,534

POTENTIAL £42,062

Desired Skills:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
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