January 24, 2020
Amin Alassi

You’d be forgiven for thinking that many university students have minimal industry experience. After all, the traditional formula is education, employment and professional accreditation. However, that’s not the case for Tourism and Aviation student, Amin Alassi.

Prior to his studies at University Centre Leeds, Amin already has succeeded by becoming a qualified private pilot with a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) licence.

We caught up with Amin to find out why he chose to study the Tourism and Aviation Foundation Degree, his experience of University Centre Leeds and what his plans for the future entail.

Amin’s dreams take flight
Though many adults are still unsure of their dream career path, Amin already knew that he wanted to become a pilot and describes how his dream to work in aviation led him to study a tourism and aviation course at University Centre Leeds.

“I chose the Tourism and Aviation Foundation Degree at University Centre Leeds as I already have experience in aviation and I wanted to link this degree with my industry experience to make my knowledge more valuable,” Amin explains.

It proved to be a wise move for Amin, who found his degree and experience at University Centre Leeds to be useful.

“I enjoyed the course at University Centre Leeds as it is related to aviation and contains a lot of relevant knowledge. The course provided me with new information in different areas that I needed to learn,” says Amin.

Education reaching new heights
The Tourism and Aviation Foundation Degree at University Centre Leeds allows students to broaden their horizons in preparation for the compelling travel and tourism industry. The course includes customer service, marketing, tourism, airport operations and management modules in a bid to develop well-rounded individuals.

An additional benefit of the Tourism and Aviation Foundation Degree at University Centre Leeds includes the department’s regional partnerships with the likes of Leeds Bradford Airport and Welcome to Yorkshire.

Though the course benefits certainly aided Amin with his personal and professional development, he also appreciated the University Centre Leeds environment as a whole.

“I would like to thank University Centre Leeds for all of its effort into helping us learn and improve,” Amin expresses.

Amin soars towards success
So what’s next for Amin? He’s determined to work towards his dreams coming true.

“My ambition is to achieve my goals and become a successful person in my career and contribute to the country.

“I am also training to become a commercial pilot as I am already an EASA qualified private pilot,” he says.

With his degree and determination, there’s no doubt that Amin’s ambitions are easily achievable.

To find out more about tourism and aviation courses at University Centre Leeds, click here.