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.
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 Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
The fee for 16 - 19 yr olds for this course is £140.00 for educational visits and an atlas
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.
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 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.