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IATA Exam Information September 2011


Next Exam Date - In the week of Sept 5, 2011

Paper 1: 0900 – 1300 and Paper 2 – 1330 – 1630

All Travel and Tourism Students writing the Foundation Course will write Paper 1 and Paper 2 on this date.

Vancouver students will write at the Vancouver Campus and the Surrey students will write at the Surrey Campus.

Please note:Your practice exam will be activated by February 10, 2011 and remember that you only have one attempt at this exam so be sure to make lots of notes and tab your manuals accordingly.

Guidelines specific to the examination session are:

All students must use a ballpoint pen.

IATA Travel and Tourism examinations are Open Course Book format.

Only your IATA/UFTAA course study materials are allowed in the examination room.  

The IATA/UFTAA foldout map is not permitted.

No other external or supplementary references are allowed.  All notes and addendum updates must be made on the course contents pages.

Atlases, notebooks, loose paper notes (other than course content pages), diaries and agendas are not permitted in the examination room.

A non-programmable pocket calculator and a language dictionary are permitted.  Cell phone calculators are not permitted.  Also note, computers are not permitted during this exam.  Cell phones must be on silent and placed away from the exam area.

The IATA Foundation course examination will be based on course Edition 5.10

For those students who have been issued IATA kits version 5.9 please see the posting in Career Hunters under “Addendums IATA Exam” (please scroll down as the link is not at the top of the page) for the most current information to bridge the minor changes between version 5.9 and 5.10.   The file you will download is a zipped file (compressed file that will open to reveal 15 pdf documents).  To make the most of these available addendums please refer to the Reference Guide first as that will guide you through any further adjustments you may want to make to your manuals.

Permitted Materials are shown on the IATA website using the following link:


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Andrea Sinclaire

Life Before CTC:
Hello, my name is Andrea. After graduating from high school I had no idea what to do. All my friends had plans to go to college, but I had no intentions of going back to school....to be honest I was quite glad to be finished! But, thinking that it was the right thing to do, I enrolled in a hair dressing course and hated it. I needed to make money in a hurry and started my first serving job and 7 years later, I was still serving and bartending. I always felt like I was missing something. I was tired of the 'bar scene' and I knew I needed a change...that's when I found CTC.

I enrolled in the Hospitality and Cruise Diploma course in the summer of 2007, and I've never been so nervous in my life! My last attempt at going back to school had failed, was I really ready for this? My first day was a bit nerve racking, but after meeting Dolores (my instructor) and going over the material to be covered in the course, I was so excited! I couldn't wait to get started!

Life At CTC:
I would recommend CTC to anyone looking to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Because it is a private college, the course material is 'fine tuned' to get right to the point. You learn what you need to know, everything is very hands on, the instructors are very supportive and encouraging and the class sizes aren't huge.

Because of CTC's relationship with many hotel properties all over Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, there are many opportunities to go on 'field trips' to apply what you've learned in class in the actual work force. Fun fun fun!

Life After CTC:
Life after CTC has been amazing! I graduated in February of 2007 and by January of 2008 I was on my way to Bristol, England to work and live for a year at the Aztec Hotel and Spa. I am a full time front desk receptionist at The Aztec, and the training I have received here has been invaluable. This once in a life time opportunity will open so many doors for me when I come back home. I have met and made so many friends here as well. They are my 'family' and have done an amazing job from the first day I arrived to make me feel at home. The life experience I've gained from living here will benefit me in everything I do. I have had many opportunities to see so many beautiful places, and I currently have plans to spend my 25th birthday in Paris! How amazing is that? All of my friends back home are so jealous!

To sum it all up, enrolling in CTC was the best decision I've ever made. They opened up the door for me to finally find, not my dream job, but my 'dream CAREER'. CTC has truly changed my life. My only regret is that I didn't do this sooner...

Best of luck to everyone who is ready to dive into a fast paced and truly gratifying industry. CTC will provide you with the hands on training you need in order to build your confidence and help you find the career or YOUR dreams...

Kind Regards,

Andrea Sinclaire
Hospitality Cruise Diploma

Andrea Sinclaire (Right) and Charley (friend, and employee) Aztec Hotel and Spa, Bristol UK
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