Business Studies College Trips & Tours to The Midlands

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 study tour as 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£119pp

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 30 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 & Workshops

Enjoy the thrill of the many rides and captivate your students with a series of engaging workshops, delivered in the heart of Alton Towers Resort by members of the Business Team. Each workshop is curriculum-linked and designed to deliver a unique and memorable learning experience.

Alton Towers as a Business
Covering 30 years of Alton Towers Resort and how the brand has evolved. Students will learn more about brand positioning, utilising profits, the organisational structure and the business aims.

Marketing
Students will get the chance to discuss the objectives of the marketing department and use past and present campaigns to show the principles of advertising, promotion and market research.

Customer Service
It’s of paramount importance that all visitors are happy. Find out how Alton Towers motivate their teams to deliver excellent customer service and how they manage customer expectations. Other talks available at the Alton Towers Resort are:

  • Health & Safety
  • Human Resources
  • ICT
  • Business Studies – Main Departments

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. We can arrange for guest speakers from within the company to talk on a particular subject.

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