West Thames College London

Galileo Computerised Reservations

Galileo is the world’s most widely used computerised reservation system (GDS). It is used by travel agents and airlines worldwide to make instant -reservations for flights, car hire and hotels. This part-time proficiency course is held 1 evening per week for 12 weeks and leads to a GDS qualification, which is essential for those who want to work in the airline industry. The course is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm for 12 weeks.

Key course features


Galileo Certificate

Level: Level 3

Mode: Part-time

Start Date: 07 September 2016

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wishes to be trained by professionals and gain an internationally recognised qualification for a career in the Aviation Industry.

About the course

The course uses a computer based learning package. Your tutor will introduce you to Galileo and what can be done with it. You will then be able to work at your own speed. This programme uses real examples from airlines and airports around the world and consists of introductions to a subject, exercises and mini tests.

You will use learning materials, both on-line and hard copy. Tutors are present throughout each session to provide help when required and to ensure that you progress satisfactorily. Your tutors have experience in the field of travel. If something new appears on your screen they will use real examples to explain how and why the system works. The review sessions on the screen allow you to see just how well you are doing.

How will I be assessed?

On satisfactory completion of a written exam you will be awarded a college certificate.

Where next?

Employment with a travel agent or an airline.

Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements although keyboarding skills would be an advantage. Ideally you should have done the Airfares & Ticketing level 1 course.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.


Tuition Fee: £235

Sorry, no concessions are available.

How to apply?
You do not need to complete an application form for this course. However, we do need to ensure that the course is right for you. Please call us on 020 8326 2020 for an informal chat before you enrol.


  1. Olena Kolokolova

    BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism

    Olena Kolokolova

    "I really enjoyed the course as there are lots of oppotunities for the future; I don't have just one career option but lots of possibilities. I also like the trips, there's always something new to learn. Last year we went on a trip to British Airways where we learnt more about the airline business."


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