Air Fares & Ticketing (VA-1 & 2)
Levels 2 & 3

The Virgin Atlantic/GTMC Fares & Ticketing Courses have been developed by some of the travel industry’s top course writers. The result is a fresh contemporary approach and a thoroughness for which Virgin is famous.

Air Fares and Ticketing (VA-1 & 2) : Levels 2 & 3

The Virgin Atlantic/GTMC Fares & Ticketing Courses have been developed by some of the travel industry’s top course writers. The result is a fresh contemporary approach and a thoroughness for which Virgin is famous. The objective is to provide training programmes leading to valuable qualifications that demonstrate professional competence on the part of the holder.

About Course

These are qualifications that not only improve the promotion and employment prospects of the student, but also help build the staff skills-base that will ensure the long term continued expansion of the wider tourism and travel sectors.


Launched in 2003, the courses set the standard in manual Fares and Ticketing training for people who want to enhance their travel industry skills or join the travel industry.

Aims of the qualification: The aims are to provide a qualification that:
  • provides for an effective academic progression route;
  • enables students to gain credit towards higher education;
  • enables students to develop higher level academic skills that can be applied in a vocational context. 

Maximum Class Size

15 (but usually class numbers range between 4 to 6 people)

Course Duration

18 Hours (3 Consecutive Weekdays or Saturdays)

Intake Dates

Admission Requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate the following levels of proficiency in the English language. The course is taught in English and assessed by written examination in the English language.
  • Level 2 (VA1):
    Cambridge IELTS score of 4.5 or other evidence of competence in English at this level.
  • Level 3 (VA2):
    Cambridge IELTS score of 5.5 or other evidence of competence in English at this level. All students must have completed a CTH Level 2 (VA1) Fares & Ticketing or an equivalent qualification.

All students should have completed full-time secondary education up to age 16, and it is expected that most will have achieved a recognised qualification at Level 2 in some subjects (UK GCSE level or overseas equivalent).

If you do not have the required English language proficiency level, you can study an English language course with us. For more information or advice on English language requirements, please call our friendly Admissions Team at +44 (0) 208 840 8459 or email:

Fees & Funding

All our English courses are self-funded. You are considered to be a self-funded student if you are funding your own studies or you are getting financial help from family or friends or receiving financial assistance directly from an external funder excluding UK student loan

How To Apply

You can apply online or by downloading and completing our Student Application Form and providing us with a copy of your passport or a valid photo ID.

Air Fares & Ticketing Study Options

VA Air Fares & Ticketing (VA-1) Level 2

Programmes Overview

VA-1 introduces you to the world of the travel industry. By using extracts from selected industry publication, students will be taught how to price and document various itineraries, according to the customer’s requirements.


Course Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Define IATA geographical areas and Global Routing Indicators.
  • Calculate fares applying the fundamental principles of the mileage system.
  • Identify differing fare types and their characteristics.
  • Select the lowest applicable fare for point-to-point itineraries concerning fare rules.
  • Interpret various airline coding.
  • Construct fares using NUCs and the IATA Rates of Exchange for a range of currencies.
  • Identify all automated tickets, from tickets to ATBs and OPTAT/TAT, and interpret all relevant information.
  • Interpret all MPDs/MCOs.


Download the Qualification Specification


Course Fee: £390.00

Registration Fee: £50.00


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