School of Business, Tourism and Management
The School offers a range of courses at all levels. Curriculum areas include:
- Business, Accounting, Travel and Tourism, Leisure, Retail, Business Administration and Management
Travel and tourism may help you secure a career in events, hospitality, cabin crew, visitor attractions, tour operations, tourism planning and development, travel agencies, working for ABTA, VisitWales, marketing, sales, customer service; the list is endless
Travel and tourism is a key industry in Wales and one that the Welsh Government is backing, with aims to offer more luxury, branded and heritage hotels more spas, more year round activities including cultural experiences, and more innovative and distinctive products; there has never been a better time to get in to tourism.
Travel and tourism courses at NPTC Group, at all levels, are dynamic, challenging and develop our students’ skills in the areas that potential employers and universities are seeking. We pay attention to what is happening in our industry and our courses are geared to ensure that our students gain the skills and knowledge that universities and employers are looking for. Tourism students plan and run major events that have included themed evenings, conferences and study visits. Many go on to university to continue their studies. We now have past students working as wedding planners, event organisers, for the National Trust, as hotel managers, at airports, in travel agencies, for airlines and as overseas representatives. We even have students who have used the transferable skills they gained studying tourism and have secured employment as immigration officers, youth workers, nurses and teachers.
Many of our tourism teaching staff have extensive experience of working for major international organisations such as American Express and P&O and have experience of planning trade shows and special events. They know what it is like to work in a fast paced and demanding environment and are well qualified to pass on their insights and expertise to our students.
Students with administration and IT skills have much sought-after qualifications required in today's modern work environment. These courses provide students with the qualifications that employers seek. Students sit examinations when they are ready to do so and can leave to go into work with OCR Level 2 qualification after one year, or complete a second year to attain Level 3 qualifications. Students on these courses are rarely unable to find suitable work on completion of their studies.
For adults, the School offers a variety of programmes. For students with a Level 3 or similar qualification, HNC/D Business or Travel and Tourism is available full-time or part-time, day or evening. Students can progress on to a part-time Honours Degree in Business Management. For budding accountants, the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification is offered part-time at Levels 2, 3 and 4. Students can then progress on to the Professional ACCA examinations within the College. Other part-time courses include: Computerised Accounting including Payroll.
The skills and courses delivered within the School equip students for both life and work and are skills employers require, as identified in the "Future Skills Wales Survey".