This study programme offers a broad introduction to Tourism & Business at Foundation level and aims to provide you with an understanding for further study in these subject areas. The course has been developed in consultation with employers in the Tourism & Business 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 world of business or tourism 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 & Business industries. Job roles include travel agency apprentice, tourist information centre assistant and hotel reception - front of house,customer service,business adminstration apprentice and a variety of other related roles.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will need to achieve GCSE grade 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 business,travel and tourism industry would also be desirable. 

What about work experience? 

Work related and employability skills are covered in the course.

 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
THL1FD001A 07/09/2021 £50.00 £50.00 £1700.00

* 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 to progress on your choosen career path,with units such as:

  • Personal Budgeting and Money Management
  • Planning a trip to a visitor attraction
  • Team work Skills & take part in an activity
  • Preparing for Interviews & Career Planning
  • Locational Geography
  • Research project in either Business or Tourism

You will also study GCSE English and maths or Functional skills 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 and every student will have regular contact with a personal tutor. We will ensure that 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