Ready for Take Off - Certificate in International Travel Industry Studies

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Enrolment Fee £630.00

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

This is a great opportunity for you to study an aviation/travel industry course that is written by travel industry tutors who have worked in the travel industry for many years and design courses to suit industry needs.

Objective: This distance learning training programme is designed to bring you to a level of knowledge that will help you apply for a position within the Travel Industry with confidence. After successful completion of this programme you will be eligible to apply for cabin crew, airport passenger services, travel agent and reservation sales positions worldwide.

Modules includes training in : cabin crew, airport passenger services, airline reservation sales, travel agency practices and preparation for your travel industry interview.

Duration: This travel industry course normally takes approx 60 hours to complete (The course must be completed within 1 year from date of enrolment)

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course.


You will be provided with all the materials required to complete your Ready for Take Off - International Travel Industry Studies course. You will also receive tutor support by phone and email. You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will be provided with unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of activities and assessments guided by your Tutor. This will be followed by a written examination where you must obtain 80% or above to pass. The Final Examination will be all year round at the IAOT's Head Office in Waterford Airport, Ireland. Alternatively you can take your exam at a reputable college. The college must meet with the IAOT's approval and must follow the guidelines set down by the IAOT to facilitate the exam. In the event that the college charge a fee to facilitate the exam, the student must meet the cost associated with it.

The Final Examination will be held under supervision and is NOT an open book examination.

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Unit 1: General

  • Travel Industry Careers
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Airline Terminology
  • Airline Abbreviations
  • Twenty Four Hour Clock
  • Travel Industry Organisations
  • Special Handling
  • Airline Two Letter Codes
  • IATA Airport & City Codes

Unit 2: Cabin Crew Member

  • Aviation Authorities
  • Cabin Crew Duties and Responsibilities
  • Passenger Handling Procedures
  • In Flight Medical Care

Unit 3: Passenger Service Agent

  • Check-In and Boarding Procedures
  • Security Regulations
  • Passenger Handling
  • Passport & Visa Checks
  • European Regulations on denied boarding
  • cancellation or long delays

Unit 4: Basic IATA Ticketing

  • IATA World Geography
  • IATA Ticketing

Unit 5: Travel Agent

  • The role of a Travel Agent
  • Travel Agency Guides and Gazetteers
  • Resort/Country Knowledge
  • Selling Package Holidays
  • selling Insurance
  • Cruising
  • Utilising Travel Trade Tools
  • Consolidator Fares & Systems

Unit 6: Airline Reservation Sales Agent

  • Creating Booking Files

Unit 7: Interview Preparation 

  • Curriculum Vitae Preparation
  • Letter of Application
  • Guideline to completing Application Forms
  • Communication Skills
  • Group Interview
  • Individual Interview
  • Foreign Currency Conversion Exercises
  • Mock Examination Papers
Awarding Organisation

IAOT Industry endorsed Certificate in International Travel Industry Studies.


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