Teaching Resources for Travel, Tourism, Aviation & Hospitality
The Travel Training Academy is the UK's only online portal specifically designed to support Further Education & 6th Form College Lecturers teaching travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality.
Here are just some of the challenges we all face in Further Education today:
- Increasing admin & not enough prep time
- Limited budget for buying resources
- Industry requirements to use technology
- Difficulty keeping resources up to date
- Engaging students in "dry" subjects
- Difficulty in engaging students outside college
- Improving students employability
- Dealing with poor student attendance
- A constantly changing curriculum
- Understanding the impact of technology
- Dealing with Lecturer absences (please takes)
- Out of date technology in your college
12 years ago we developed Learn2Book. It was a viewdata system specifically for colleges and for the first time students were able to book package holidays exactly as they would in a travel agent. Since then we have continually expanded our products and now have simulators for the airport, airline, hotel and tour operation sectors. All of these resources have been specifically designed for Further Education and will help your students to understand how what you cover in the classroom relates to the travel industry.
Contact us now to chat about The Travel Training Academy
The Travel Training Academy allows you and your students to easily access all of our courses and resources via a simple to use online portal
Our online system will allow your students to book package holidays exactly as they would in a travel agent
Our check-in systems will allow your students to check-in passengers exactly as they would at the airport
Let your students take an online course that replicates the same course that all new cabin crew complete when they start with an airline. It's incredibly detailed and realistic and will really engage your students
An online course that allows your students to check in and manage guests at a major hotel - exactly the same way that they would do so if they were working at a leading hotel. You can view our hotel here
This online course mirrors the entire recruitment process of a large tour operator. It then covers the exact training that a Holiday Rep receives in resort at the start of the season
Over the last decade we have developed 100's of high quality, engaging downloadable resources that can be used as stand alone activities with your students or integrate brilliantly with all of our courses
Four simple steps to get up and running with students
When your college signs up to the Travel Training Academy you'll be given a unique web address. This will be your college's very own version of the Travel Training Academy. The image below shows what your Travel Training Academy page would look like and of course "Your College" would be replaced with your college's actual name. You'll be given a user name and password and you can access the academy from anywhere at any time.
It's so simple. Just give the students your unique web address. They go to the page and sign up. If they forget their password (and some of them will) they simply click on the forgot password link - there is no work for you. Your students can access the Travel Training Academy from any location within or outside your college 24 hours a day 365 days a year
How you use the academy is entirely up to you. You can encourage students to use it at home on their own. You can use it with them in a class and build your lesson around it. You could flip your lesson so, for example, get them use Learn2beaRep at home or in the library in their own time to learn how to do a welcome meeting. You could then spend the limited time you have with them in the class watching them and helping them improve the delivery of that welcome meeting. There are dozens of different ways that you can use the academy and our downloadable resources are full of amazing ways to support you when you use the academy with your students
All of our courses and resources have been designed with love and care over the last 10 years. Just like you, we know exactly the kind of material and activities that engage Further Education students and we've included them all in the academy. For example imagine just how engaged your students could be if they got to check-in a passenger exactly as they would at the airport (which they can with Learn2CheckIn). We use the latest "gamification" techniques which award your students points and badges when they login and complete activities. Gamifiction is used with online teaching resources to keep students motivated and engaged. At the end of each course your students will also automatically receive a printable certificate
Over the last ten years thousands of students have successfully completed the online courses available in The Travel Training Academy. We use the latest techniques to ensure your students will be engaged and enjoy their learning.
Glasgow Clyde College
“Having completed my work placement in TUI, I liked how Learn2Book was so like the reservation systems which are used in travel agents.
Learn2Book was very easy to understand as each session had a very detailed introduction. I liked the course a lot and felt I learned loads about making package holiday bookings
Easy to use
"The software used is amazing and the communication is very clear. It is easy to understand as it takes you through a step by step process. There are tips on how to pass your telephone/video interviews, assessment days, final interviews and of course how to write that impeccable CV! And lots lots more."
Help land the job
"I believe that if you are confident with your CV, photos and overall appearance for the open day, you will have the confidence you need to pass the rest of the recruitment process and I recommend Learn2beCabinCrew to ALL aspiring cabin crew who dream of working for Emirates, as it assists you in gaining that vital confidence you need!"
It costs from just £25 per student to access all of content and courses in the Travel Training Academy -there is one FREE Lecturer place per 10 students . We pride ourselves on having a simply to use transparent pricing system that offers incredible value for money.
You and your students can access the Travel Training Academy for less than the cost of a Travel Atlas!
Academy courses and resources can be used to support qualifications from a number of different awarding bodies including:
- Scottish Qualification Authority
- BTEC qualifications in Travel and Tourism
- City and Guilds
In England Wales and Northern Ireland academy content can be used to support courses at levels 1 through to 5 in the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). In Scotland our courses can be used to support courses at levels 4 through to 8 on the SCQF framework.
Each of our courses is divided into 4 levels. Each of these levels offers content of increasing complexity so your students can start of with less demanding content at level 1 and work through the course and up through the levels stopping whenever they want or when they have reached their level.
It's incredibly easy to use and a million miles away from the traditional Virtual Learning Environments (VLE's) that tend to be used in Further Education Colleges. The Travel Training Academy allows you to track students activity & progress. Sign up is incredibly easy and there is no complex software to install. The Academy works well on any device from any location within or outside your college.
Over 200 high quality downloadable activity pdf files. Many of these files are between 20 and 30 pages and the content can be used in conjunction with our courses and software simulators or as stand alone activities in your classroom. In addition your students will get membership to the Travel Training Academy Careers Hub. This is a simple to use tool which uses the latest technology to get all the latest travel and aviation jobs sent directly to your students email
"Over 12 years ago we started developing travel software simulators because we were both uncomfortable sending our students out to the world of work without hand-on experience of reservation systems.
Today the travel and aviation industries are totally dominated by technology and we remain committed to our original ethos that F.E college students should get hands on access to the systems that they will use when they start working."
Pauline Park - Co-founder Travel Training Academy
Kenneth Park - Co-founder Travel Training Academy