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Worldwide Air Fares and Ticketing leads to a WAFT qualification. You will learn to calculate the best route, the appropriate airfare and issue the correct ticket. The course is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm for 12 weeks.

  • About the Course
    You will complete an initial travel geography study pack and work through a series of exercises with the guidance and support of your tutor, whose experience in the airline industry will help you to understand how and why things work in air fares and ticketing.

    You will study:

    • Aspects of fare construction
    • Itinerary design
    • Automated and e-ticketing
    • Writing an effective CV
    • Interview techniques.

    By the end of the course you will have a better understanding of how the airline industry works and be able to create the cheapest and most effective ticket for your client using first, business and economy class fares.

  • Entry Requirements
    There are no formal entry requirements for WAFT Level 1, although some knowledge of geography would be useful. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    If you do not yet have a GDS qualification, you may wish to take our Galileo computerised reservation course, which leads to the Galileo First Class Diploma. Attractive opportunities for employment in the Airlines and Airport industry are available for those holding these qualifications.

  • Assessment Method

    You will take an open book exam in lesson time and will be awarded your qualification if you pass.

How to Apply

You do not need an interview for this course and do not need to complete the application form.

You can either enrol in person at the college during our opening hours, or enrol by telephone with your credit/debit card on 020 8326 2020, Monday to Friday: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm. If you are not sure if this course is right for you and you need advice before you enrol, please call our advisers on 020 8326 2020 or email:

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Course Fee £250.00

Part Time

Level 1

Location Isleworth

Start Date 07/09/2020

Industry recognised WAFT qualification


Dilip Desai
Lecturer in Professional Travel Qualifications

“Working in the Aviation and Tourism industry is super exciting. I worked at London Heathrow as a Flight Dispatch Officer. I love sharing my experiences and watching my students develop their skills.”

Dilip Desai
West Thames College

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* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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