Discover the exciting developments in tourism education in England with the Tourism Education and Skills Working Group. Learn how you can contribute to shaping the future of the industry!
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I am here to share some exciting updates on what is happening in England’s world of tourism education.
The Tourism Education and Skills Working Group has been hard at work since it was set up in April, and it has some cool plans to shape the future training of young folks eager to join the travel and tourism industry.
Let us dive in and see what is cooking!
A New Beginning for Tourism Education
So, what is all this buzz about?
The group has been brainstorming about the important topics and skills that should be included in the new level 3 travel and tourism qualification.
They want to ensure that young people get the best education that prepares them for wonderful careers in the industry or further studies.
This is all happening because of a big change coming in 2026 – the current courses are getting a shake-up, with the government introducing new T-levels and stopping the funding for the current level 3 courses in travel and tourism.
Your Opinion Matters
Now, here comes the exciting part!
The group is not just making plans on its own – it wants to hear from people who know the industry best.
If you are a travel, tourism, or hospitality professional, you can share your thoughts and ideas in the upcoming workshops.
Vicki Wolf, from Abta, is excited about this collaborative approach.
She believes it is a fantastic opportunity for everyone in the industry to come together and share ideas to help shape the future of training in the sector.
Let’s Build It Together
They are inviting folks from every corner of the industry to these workshops.
Claire Steiner, a bigwig from the ITT, is encouraging everyone to participate.
She says your views and experiences are valuable in creating new educational courses. So, it is time to roll up those sleeves and get involved!
Also, John Garside, a lecturer and a group member, shares the excitement.
He is looking forward to seeing how the collaboration will help create qualifications that not only open doors to higher education but also reward students in the future.
If you are reading this and thinking, “Hey, I want to be a part of this!” then good news – you can!
If you are interested, you can contact trade bodies like Abta, the Business Travel Association, UKHospitality, or UKinbound to learn how to share your insights and help shape the new courses.
It is a thrilling time for everyone involved in travel and tourism.
With the collaborative spirit and enthusiasm seen across different sectors, the future seems bright for young aspiring individuals.
Let us keep our fingers crossed and hope for training courses that will meet the industry demands and set the students on a path to fulfilling and rewarding careers.
Stay tuned for more updates on this promising journey!
Feel free to share this post with friends and colleagues in the industry – the more people get involved, the better the outcome will be!