This study programme offers a broad introduction to Travel and Tourism at Foundation level and aims to provide you with an understanding for further study in this subject area. The course has been developed in consultation with employers in the travel and tourism industry, so you can be sure that you are developing relevant skills for your future career. The qualification is equivalent to NVQ Level 1 and is widely recognised by industry and taught within a grade 1 award winning department.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Progression on to the City and Guilds Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism or other related Level 2 course, or to employment or apprenticeship training.

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. Job roles include travel agency apprentice, tourist information centre assistant and hotel reception - front of house.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSE grade D-G (1-4) including English and maths or have successfully completed a Foundation Entry level 3 qualifcation  and have achieved Entry Level 3 Functional Skill in English and maths. An active interest in the travel and tourism industry would also be desirable. 

What about work experience? 

Work related and employability skills are covered in the course.

A range of Volunterring opportunities are provided through out the programme.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
THL1FD001A 09/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

The fee for 16 - 19 yr olds for this course is £140 for educational visits and an atlas

Course content

Course Content 

This study programme will help you develop skills and knowledge in units such as:

•  Induction to study

•  Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness

  • Writing for meaning Skills
  • Personal Budgeting and Money Manangement
  • Personal Learning Skills
  • Participate in a Vocational Taster  - Travel & Tourism studies
  • Preparing for Interviews
  • Locational Geography

You will also study GCSE English and maths or Functional stkills at the appropriate level.

More info

Start Day/Time 

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

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Introductory Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis

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. We will ensure you feel confident about your progress and your course work.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Introductory Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis