This is an ideal choice if you want to develop your understanding of the tourism industry, together with gaining the practical skills required to prepare you for a career in the tourism industry. This qualification is equivalent to an A Level and is widely recognised by industry and universities. It is taught within a grade 1, award winning department, and  has been developed in consultation with employers in the travel and tourism industry so you can be sure of developing relevant skills and knowledge.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Progression at The College on to the Airport Check-in and Ground Crew (airport operations qualification), Cabin Crew programme or to employment within the travel and tourism industry working for a travel agency, tour operator, tourist information centre, airline, cruise line, visitor attraction, hotel or within business travel or tourist information services. In certain cases students may progress to higher education for a Foundation Degree in Business Studies offered by the College.

What jobs can I get? 

Range of jobs include, Travel Agency,Overseas Representative, Tour Guide,Airline/Cruise Industry reservations agent, Hospitaity Industry to include receptionist, Visitor Attraction.  

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/or  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? 

You will complete 2 weeks work experience whilst on this course.

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)
SHL3FN005B 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

fees for 16-18 yr olds include £140 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 

Units studied include :

• Work Experience
• Overseas resort representative and resort operations
•  Special interest Holidays
• Sales and Promotions in Travel and Tourism
• Worldwide travel and tourism destinations

GCSE English or maths will also be studied - only one GCSE

 

 

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Days and times will be confirmed at enrolment or induction.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

National Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds

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. This course also provides a 1 week work placement opportunity within the local travel and tourism industry.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

National Diploma

Awarding Body 

City & Guilds