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  • Do you want to enhance your career in the travel industry?

Prospective Careers:

  • Recreation Manager
  • Tourism Manager
  • Travel Agent



Who will issue your certificate?

Once you've completed your study with Speciss College and passed the International Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma exams, you'll be awarded the IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma. That's the first rung of the ladder of IATA/UFTAA qualifications.

Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organization.

Over 200 million people work in the travel and tourism industry worldwide. IATA's International Travel & Tourism Training Programme is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to maximise career opportunities in this rapidly expanding industry.

From entry-level travel agent basics to senior management for agencies or tour operations, each course leads to an IATA qualification, recognised internationally by the travel industry.


Entry requirements for this course

To register for the IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma, you need 5 'O' level passes and good Mathematics and English Language skills.


What you will learn

This is what you'll study in the IATA/UFTAA International Travel and Tourism Foundation Diploma:

  • Environment
  • The Business Environment of the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Geography in Travel Planning 1
  • Travel Formalities
  • Products
  • Land Transport - Rail 1
  • Land Transport - Car and Camper
  • Hotels
  • Water Transport - Ferry
  • Tour Packages 1
  • Air Transport Essentials
  • Support Services
  • Customer Service
  • Technology in the Travel Industry 1.
  • Air Fares and Ticketing
  • Air fares and Ticketing 1
  • Electronic Booking Tools (CD - ROM)
  • Global Distribution Systems Training

What exams will you write?

Exams are held in March and September each year. You will register for your exams with the Exams Officer at Speciss College.

Please talk to the Exams Officer to find out when exam fees are due.

When and where are the classes and what are the fees?

Lessons are offered at different times on different campuses, with some lessons being held during the day, and others in the evening or at weekends.

Often the same course can be studied at a variety of different times, so you can choose the one which is more convenient to you.

You’ll get your personal timetable when you register at Speciss College.


What about books and stationery?

You must purchase the IATA/UFTAA Study Kit before the start of the course, through Speciss College. Please discuss this with the Director of Studies: Business School.

You'll need to bring your own notebooks and writing materials to your classes. For your convenience, we have a range of stationery items at the Speciss bookshops.


Similar courses you should consider at Speciss

Similar courses which you can study at Speciss College include banking, management, marketing, finance, administration, purchasing, salesmanship and computer skills.

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