This is a demanding study programme is designed for students committed to persuing a career in the travel and tourism industry.  The programme is well recognised by employers and also provides a route to Higher Education. This is a full time, 180 credit , two year vocational course that encorporates the Subsidiary Diploma (which is a one year option equivalent to an A Level).

This qualification is equivalent to 3 A'levels and is widely recognised by industry and Universities and taught within a grade 1 award winning department.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Employment within the travel and tourism industry working for a travel agency, tour operator, tourist information centre, airline, cruise line, or in a wide variety of other Tourism fields. Alternatively, you may progress to Higher Education to study for a Foundation Degree, degree or HND.

What jobs can I get? 

This course provides a number of opportunities to experience the tourism industry at first hand through educational visits, visiting speakers, and the practical experience of our team of lecturers, all of whom have had many years working in various aspects of the Tourism industry.

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English and maths grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C). Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

Two weeks work experience in year two is included in the study programme.

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
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* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

The fee for 16 - 19 yr olds for this course is £140.00 for educational visits and an atlas

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course content

Course Content 

This study programme is designed to develop your understanding of the tourism industry together with gaining practical skills and knowledge required to prepare you for a career in the tourism industry or for further study at the university.

The following units are covered on this course:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Long-haul Travel Destinations
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
  • Working as a Holiday Representative
  • Passenger Transport

The following units are covered in the second year on this course:

  • Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Tourism in rural areas
  • Specialist Tourism
  • Entertainment for Holiday Makers
  • Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Tour Operations
  • Researching current issues in Travel and Tourism - level 4 unit 
  • Air Fares and Ticketing

More info

Start Day/Time 

Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Hospitality and Tourism

More about the course 

There is a very high level of support for this course. Every student will have regular frequent contact with a personal tutor who will coach you through what is required and explain any difficulties as well as a work placement opportunity within local travel agents and tour operators.

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC