Virgin Atlantic Fares and Ticketing

Next start date

June 2018


Three intakes a year February, June and October

Study options

10 wks
Flexible weekends and evening study




As a major provider of fares and ticketing courses in the UK, Virgin Atlantic offers a practical, dual-level course (Level 1 & 2) that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for establishing a career in the aviation industry,recognised by the IATA.

Why choose this course?

There are two levels of this exciting, real-world course.

The first level of the course will give you a basic overview of the airline industry, and is ideal for those looking to gain the skills and qualifications to pursue a career in the airline or travel industries.

The second part of the course is for students who have passed Level One, (or its equivalent), to gain further knowledge of air travel, plus a second IATA qualification. This course will enable you to become proficient in complex fare construction and ticketing procedures. These are important skills in the field of travel management.

All the necessary reference materials and professional manuals will be provided, allowing you to follow the course with ease.

The course is suitable both for complete beginners and those who have experience within the aviation industry.


How will this course progress my career?

This course will enhance your career prospects by equipping you with skills and qualifications for an entry-level role in the airline industry.

The course may also benefit those already working in the airline sector that require specific training or IATA recognition.

With a focus on real-life scenarios, tuition will consist of case studies and group work, as well as lectures and tutorials, allowing you to apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios.

How is this course structured?


Level 1

Define IATA geographical areas and Global Routing Indicators
Interpret airline codings, ticket and fare types
Select the lowest applicable fare for point to point itineraries
Calculate fares applying the fundamental principles of the mileage system
Construct fares using NUCs and the IATA rates of exchange

Level 2

Construct fares for multi-sector journeys, applying the mileage system, higher intermediate points and minimum fare checks
Apply add-ons to construct unpublished fares
Calculate fares for journeys with side trips and for different classes of travel
Complete automated and manual fare calculation areas

Entry Requirements

  • If you’re looking for a part-time programme of study, you should first enrol for the Virgin Atlantic Air Travel Level One, which is an ideal introductory course that will best prepare you for further study.

If you need help or advice concerning your eligibility or would like to discuss the programme in more detail, please contact one of our Travel Studies team, on 020 8516 7850, or, or better still, come and visit us!

Greenwich (south east London Campus)

GSM London
Royal Hill
SE10 8RD

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate the following levels of proficiency in English language:

  • Cambridge IELTS (Academic Test): 6.0 or above (no less than 5.5. in any skill and no less than 6.0 in the Reading and Writing skills for all Law related programmes)
  • Cambridge English (Advanced): Grade C or above (no less than 'weak' for any skill)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic): 55 or above (No less than 51 in any skill and no less than 56 in the Reading and Writing skills for all Law related programmes)

If you do not hold an English language qualification, you can study the IELTS English course at our Greenford Campus.

For more information or advice on English language requirements, please call our friendly Admissions Advisors on +44 (0) 208 516 7850 or email:


This course is split into two stages. The first stage is at Level 1 and the second stage is at Level 2, priced individually below.

Level 1 £390

Level 2 £390

How to apply

Complete and return this application form to apply for this course, and one of our advisors will contact you to follow-up.