Business Tourism and Management
Business and Management
The business department offers a wide range of full- and part-time business and management courses from levels 1 to 6 at Afan, Neath, Brecon Beacons and Newtown Colleges.
The department reflects a successful and dynamic sector, with staff bringing a balance of academic excellence and industry expertise to ensure stimulating and positive learning experiences.
The innovative BTEC Level 1/2 Accelerated Learning in Business course is specifically designed to develop essential business skills. Completion of the one-year course may allow progress onto level 3 courses.
The full-time Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Business can be studied as a course in its own right at Neath College or combined with Applied Law at Brecon Beacons College or Newtown College. Covering a broad range of business topics including marketing, finance, human resources and enterprise, this course usually runs over two years.
The College is committed to improving numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills. Students on all courses are encouraged to develop their basic skills which are vital to ensure career success.
The department offers workshops run by experienced business people, and first-class links with local businesses ensure students gain a deep understanding of how companies are managed and run.
Students progress to Higher Education to study business, law or finance related subjects at university or can study closer to home by following a degree programme at NPTC Group of Colleges.
The business department offers new and existing students the opportunity to study HND in Business Studies and BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Neath College or BA (Hons) in Business & IT at Brecon Beacons College.
Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism is a dynamic and ever-changing industry. In a recent study, Deloitte reported tourism to be the fastest growing sector in the UK for almost ten years!
The big picture – the tourism economy: delivering jobs and growth
The tourism department offers a wide range of courses from levels 1 to 7. Professional, friendly and approachable staff boast vast industry-specific experience and real-world understanding of the sector. Course content includes business planning for tourism, with students guided to organise events and plan and run full-scale operator tours. Students develop customer service skills and event marketing and build teamwork and leadership skills – all transferable skills.
The department has a proven track record for the highest standards of student care and academic success.
The tourism sector offers employment opportunities globally, nationally and locally.
In the last four years, tourism sector employment in south Wales rose from 29,000 to 31,100 with tourism accounting for 10% of jobs in Wales.
Employment opportunities include working in events, visitor attractions, marketing, human resources, tourism management and development, rural tourism, hotel management, wedding planning, cabin crew, travel agency work, overseas repping or on a cruise ship.
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