Travel & Tourism at LMC
Our travel and tourism courses are for students who enjoy working with people and have a passion for the travel industry. You will be taught by industry experts who have all had successful careers working as cabin crew, holiday representatives and travel agency managers. All our students have the opportunity to take part in visits to Manchester Airport, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Thomas Cook training centre.
Caroline Openshaw, Head of Travel & Tourism
Tourism in England contributes £106billion to the British economy, of which £9.2 billion is spent in the North West.
Where does it lead?
Past students from the Travel and Tourism Diploma have chosen to specialise by progressing to become a holiday representative or to the Cabin Crew course. Career options in the travel and tourism industry include working in travel agencies, for tour operators as holiday representatives and for major UK airlines.
Alumni Profile: Hayley Robinson
What did you study at LMC?
Preparation for Air Cabin Crew
Which High School did you attend?
Ripley St Thomas
What are you doing now?
I’m working as a flight attendant at British Airways! It’s fantastic, I love it! I finished my training in December 2014 and my first month’s roster didn't disappoint... My flights were Tokyo, Japan; Lagos, Nigeria; Tel Aviv, Israel; Chicago, USA and Miami, USA twice.
What did you do after leaving LMC?
After my course I did some full time work and saved up. I then went on to Bolton University to study International Tourism and Hospitality Management. After uni I went to Australia and spent a year travelling around in a campervan. It was an amazing experience.
In 2014 I applied for BA and got through following my interview. I started my 6 week BA training in November, completed in December and started full time in January.
What were the best bits about your course?
The best bits of the course were the opportunities it gave me. There was so much I learned about the travel industry and I got to go on some fantastic trips. I think aircraft simulation trip was my favourite.
Why did you choose your course?
I chose Preparation for Air Cabin Crew because it was the right course to start me on my chosen career path and it I knew it would provide me valuable experience that would aid my progression.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
I chose LMC because I’d heard really good things, and it was close to where I live. I was really impressed with all the facilities the College had. My friend told me that there was a gym, restaurant and hair and beauty salons. It was great that they were all right there and they’re all so inexpensive, especially with student discount.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing the course?
I’d definitely recommend it. It’s a great place to start if you want a career in aviation. Work hard and you’ll go far… Aim for BA - it’s the best of the best!
Anything else you would like to tell us?
There’s lots of progression opportunities available so don’t miss out. I wouldn’t be where I am right now, in my dream job travelling the world, if it weren’t for Preparation for Air Cabin Crew.
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