Yasmin previously completed a BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning & Development at the College but didn’t feel ready for University.
“Travel was something I have always been interested in so I decided to enrol on the BTEC National Certificate in Travel & Tourism and it’s been great. I learnt all sorts of things about the travel industry. We had external visitors come in and talk to the group about working in an airline, hotel and travel agent’s. That was really good because you get to see what it’s really like. We went on various trips too as part of the course to Paris and Liverpool and had activities and tasks to complete while we were there. That was great fun! We also learnt about the more difficult side of the travel industry like the long unsociable hours most jobs involve. I think the best thing about the course is that you learn it all – the good and the bad. The teachers have all worked in travel so they can tell you how it really is.”
Travelling in from Daventry daily and working part-time to help fund her studies were additional challenges for Yasmin. “I learnt how to prioritise my work as I had limited time to complete my assignments but that is probably a good thing and will help me in the future. I want to work in events management now. As part of the course we had various assignments relating to events. We had to organise the Student Conference one year and that was a great experience. We had to sort budgets, catering and work as a team. The course has made me realise what I want to do with my life.”
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