Travel and Rural Tourism


Travel and Rural Tourism Academy

Alongside opportunities in Northumberland many students have successfully gained employment in destinations all over the world and an important part of the academy's work is also training in the travel sector.
 
Northumberland is a special place with spectacular countryside and coastline and a thriving and growing tourism industry. Our
 
Our Travel and Rural Tourism Academy is committed to training the future workforce for this sector.
 
Alongside opportunities in Northumberland many students have successfully gained employment in destinations all over the world and an important part of the academy's work is also training in the travel sector.
 
Travel and tourism is about getting out there, seeing different places and meeting new people, so your course will have a real focus on practical activities, work placements and trips to visit local, destinations and organisations.
 
You'll gain a broad overview of the tourism industry, covering a diverse range of subjects such as customer service and visitor attractions. We go the extra mile to provide the best travel
and tourism training, with courses that can help you follow a career in a variety of roles.
 
Based at our stunning Kirkley Hall campus, we offer the perfect setting for training and developing the skills employers in this sector are seeking. You will train at our very own tourist attraction, Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, plus there will be other work experience opportunities such as a whole host of events, conferencing and tourism based activities.
 
You will also access our replica cabin and model airport, which provides a realistic learning environment for cabin crew trainees. Over the years we have built up a strong reputation amongst local and national employers who come back to us year after year.