Matthew Watkins, Morgan Glen and Kelly Bilboe, City of Wolverhampton College

Students from City of Wolverhampton College are flying high after completing their courses with flying colours.

Students on both the Level 2 and Level 3 Travel and Tourism courses, based at the college’s Wellington Road Campus, secured a clean sweep, with a 100% pass rate.

The hardworking youngsters are now looking forward to next year, with the majority of second year students moving on to university to study International Tourism Management and others packing their suitcases after securing their first jobs in the industry.

Kelly Bilboe, who was named Student of the Year, said: “I’ve loved the college and without the tutors I wouldn’t have got the grades I did.”

Lecturer Helen Spiteri said she was delighted with this year’s results. She added: “Since 2010 tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025 and currently, 9.6% of all UK jobs are in the tourism sector.

“I am very proud of how hard the students have worked this year to achieve their qualification which will help them progress into an industry that continues to grow.”

The college is now accepting applications for travel courses starting in September. For more information ring 01902 836000.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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