Travel and tourism for 16-19 year olds

at Brighton MET

Study travel and tourism at Brighton MET

The Travel and tourism industry is one of the most exciting and vibrant in the world. You could be assisting someone find their dream holiday, travelling the world as cabin crew, helping people have the experience of a lifetime as a holiday rep, or progressing through the ranks to become a senior manager. Our courses equip you with universally transferrable skills and the confidence to pursue a career in the fast-paced travel industry.

Studying with us is fun - we go on trips around the world, from New York to London, practice using airline cabin simulators and assist students with finding relevant career-focused work experience.

If you are training as cabin crew you will wear a professional uniform during your time with us, to simulate real working environments. Our Level 3 BTEC courses are practical in nature, so when you move into your career you will feel like you are well prepared to meet the challenges of the working environment.

We have enthusiastic and experienced teachers who will be able to pass down their industry knowledge ensuring you receive the most relevant training. The department has fantastic links with some of the largest travel companies in the world, including First Choice, Sevisair, Monarch, GlobeGround and Virgin Atlantic. Our students progress onto careers in a variety of travel and tourism settings both nationally and internationally.

Travel and tourism at Brighton MET

The travel and tourism industry can offer an exciting career, whichever path you choose to take and our courses will equip you with the universally transferrable skills and the confidence to pursue your dream career.

Why the MET?

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Get Started | Business, Travel & Computing | Level 1
    Get Started | Business, Travel & Computing | Level 1

    This course is an introduction to the business, travel and tourism sectors. You will learn how to research a topic, how to apply for jobs and customer service skills.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: LASER Introductory Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1
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  • Brighton
    Travel & Tourism | City & Guilds Certificate in Cabin Crew & Aviation Operations | Level 2
    Travel & Tourism | City & Guilds Certificate in Cabin Crew & Aviation Operations | Level 2

    This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in the airline industry as cabin crew or working in ground operations.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Air Cabin Crew and City & Guilds Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground (Knowledge) Level 2
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  • Brighton
    Travel and Tourism | NCFE Certificate in Travel and Tourism | Level 3
    Travel and Tourism | NCFE Certificate in Travel and Tourism | Level 3

    This diploma will give you the skills and understanding to succeed in the tourism industry and to study further.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism
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Case studies

  • Alex - Level 2 Travel and Tourism | Level 2 Cabin Crew. Since leaving the MET in 2018, former student Alex has successfully landed his dream job as cabin crew for British Airways (BA) at London Gatwick Airport. Read more here
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