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Travel apprenticeships

The new travel consultant apprenticeship standard has been developed by employers representing both corporate and leisure travel, recognising the common approach taken by the two sides of the industry. 

The standard incorporates the knowledge, skills and behaviours employers have defined for today’s industry. It has been designed so it applies across the sector, allowing organisations to incorporate their own ways of working, products and services into the learning and development, whilst ensuring it meets one national standard.

Travel apprenticeship standard and assessment plan

The standard and assessment plans have been approved for delivery and can be accessed here:

Guidance documents to support delivery of the apprenticeship standard

The following guidance documents have been designed to help employers and training providers plan training programmes and to ensure the outcome of the apprenticeship standard is met by apprentices:

Employers occupational brief

Occupational briefs have been designed to help employers and training providers plan training programmes and curriculum to ensure the outcome of the apprenticeship standards is met by apprentices. The content has been written by People 1st with the input of employers and providers and are valuable tools to ensure the consistency of apprenticeship training. 

On-programme progression template

Readiness for end assesment template

These documents have been prepared for use in the apprenticeships as referenced in each assessment plan. 

My journey template

The guidance and template may be used by apprentices to assemble the documents to support the my journey log. Note this is not an assessed component of the end-point assessment.

Requirements for English and maths – applicable for ALL apprenticeship standards:

For apprenticeships at level 2:

If an apprentice has not already achieved level 2 English and maths they must:

  • Study for and take the tests for level 2 English and maths
  • Achieve level 1 English and maths

For apprenticeships at level 3 and above:

If an apprentice has not already achieved level 2 English and maths they must:

  • Achieve level 2 English and maths

Must be completed prior to independent end assessment


Withdrawal of apprenticeship pathways

As a result of our sector consultation, and communication with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), People 1st is extending the withdrawal date of apprenticeships pathways for hospitality, travel, bus and coach, retail, funeral services and aviation as outlined here.

These dates are final with exception of the three highlighted pathways where the replacement standards are currently being developed and are subject to approval. Any queries regarding this announcement should be directed to trailblazer@people1st.co.uk

Frequently asked questions

Got a query about the apprenticeship standards? Visit our frequently asked questions on apprenticeships.

Members of the trailblazer group responsible for developing the travel apprenticeship standards include:

Advantage Travel Centres, Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Clarity Travel Management, GTMC (Guild of Travel Management), Ocean Holidays, Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line A/S, STA Travel, Thomas Cook Group Limited, Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd