Professional Development

UCAS - Looking for a university or college course on travel and tourism? Go to, and do a course search.

Placement Advisors for Tourism & Hospitality (PATH) works with universities/colleges and employers to promote, support and develop high quality work placements within tourism, hospitality and related industries.  PATH operates for the benefit of students in higher and further education in the UK and seeks to provide advice and support to educators and employers who wish to provide work placement opportunities in their organisations.

UK Skills Passport - your guide to success in Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism - includes job vacancies, a career route map and 'points' system to record your qualifications and training -

People 1st 'State of the Nation' report 2013 launched - People 1st's first annual review of the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism labour market is now available. The report is essential reading for those working in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector, particularly education professionals, trade bodies, researchers, policy makers, HR and training managers and students. It brings together information on the size, structure and importance of the sector along with information on recruitment, training and skill needs. It also examines what impact the recession has had on the sector, particularly on the demand for new recruits.
Copies of the report are free to download from the People 1st website at