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Trips to the Midlands for Business Studies Students

The industrial revolution cemented the Midlands’ reputation as a hub of engineering excellence and expertise, leading the way in producing coal, iron, steel and ceramics. More than a century later the region is an ideal choice for a business studies college trip, as the area forms the prime centre of UK manufacturing expertise. Accounting for more than a quarter of the country’s engineering employment and around 30 per cent of UK car production.

Many of these major companies operate educational workshops and factory tours to offer your students superb insight into manufacturing processes and the business behind the brands.

Prices start from£149pp

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning coach departure from London Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tour Warwick Castle Entrance & Educational Talk
2 Cadbury World Talk & Tour JCB Factory Tour Depart on coach for return to London
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Morning Morning coach departure from London
Afternoon Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tour
Evening Warwick Castle Entrance & Educational Talk
Morning Cadbury World Talk & Tour
Afternoon JCB Factory Tour
Evening Depart on coach for return to London

Price Shown includes

  • 1 night’s bed & breakfast accommodation
  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your stay
  • Group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a selected departure point on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

Additional on-tour support available...

  • A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

Top visits for college groups in the Midlands

Alton Towers Resort

With over 40 rides, attractions and live shows, Alton Towers Resort is Britain’s greatest escape and as the UK’s #1 theme park, the ultimate destination for your next school trip!

Cadbury World Talk & Tour

With 25 years’ experience and more than 2,000 youth groups attending each year, Cadbury World has become a valuable educational resource for students of all ages. Talks have been specifically designed for the relevant age of the group and can be arranged to complement your Cadbury World Tour in Business Studies which can include Marketing, People in Business and Investigating Business.

JCB Factory Tour

Your visit will begin with a welcome from JCB, followed by a short presentation in the JCB Theatre showing a video on the global manufacturing facilities and products. Afterwards you will be invited by one of the Tour Guides to attend a personal tour of the new 'Story of JCB' exhibition and the JCB shop. The tour will then move on to the assembly line and the office facilities.

Jaguar Land Rover Factory Tour

An exciting guided tour of the Jaguar or Land Rover factory covers the press shop, body in white build, trim and final stage and car dispatch with an explanation of Right-First-Time, Just-In-Time and Lean Working to show how a modern manufacturing facility operates. A video detailing the history and product range is also shown and there are a number of activities available to support a variety of curriculum areas.

Business skills are used every day at Jaguar Land Rover – from analysing financial spreadsheets, recruiting staff, organising events and ordering supplies. The business studies workshop will give pupils the opportunity to find out about the range of job opportunities available in the company, consider the skills that different disciplines may need, and take part in a workforce planning activity to use their practical and organisations skills to find out what’s needed to run a successful business and how to consider external influences to ensure optimum efficiency and costs.

Jaguar Land Rover Experience Gaydon

Get even closer to Jaguar Land Rover and enjoy privileged access to restricted vehicle development areas to see the rigorous tests and design procedures that every Land Rover vehicle undergoes. At their engineering headquarters your group will experience the virtual world of new vehicle design and development. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology, your group can see your favourite Land Rover models from inside and out.

Study themes

  • Money & Banking

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation