Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

Virgin Atlantic IATA Air Fares and Ticketing is an internationally recognised qualification for people already in the travel industry or those who want to enter it. This is a key qualification for those that want to work within aviation, travel and tourism as a travel agent, tour operator, airport check-in or ticketing agent.

Entry Requirements

A good understanding of English at minimum Level 1 and good numeracy skills are essential. All applicants will be required to attend an interview and sit an entry assessment test.

Assessment Method

This course has a high pass grade of 85%. There will be an exam at the end of the course.

Progression Opportunities

This qualification helps you to gain employment with travel agents and airport roles such as check-in and customer service. For those that specifically want to work in the back office issuing and dealing with ticketing this is an essential qualification. You can also progress onto the Computer Reservation Systems Course (Galileo, Worldspan, Amadeus and Sabre).

Study Methods

The course runs for 60 hours (2 nights per week of 3 hours for a 10 week period). The course includes coding/decoding, fare construction, reading and understanding rules, ticketing instructions plus much more. The course uses the Virgin Atlantic manuals which are included in the course price (normally £120.00). You will have a dedicated specialist to help you through the required modules.


We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times.