Travel & Tourism

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

This course is suitable for you if you want a general introduction to travel and tourism and have a desire to work in this exciting industry. This wide ranging course covers a variety of travel units that opens your eyes to careers on offer in the industry. It focuses on the practical aspect of the industry with learning that covers a variety of different skills.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • UK travel and tourism industry
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Locational geography
  • Worldwide travel
  • The role of the overseas resort rep’s
  • Providing information on two tourist destinations

Year 2

  • UK and Worldwide tourism destinations
  • Introduction to the cruise industry
  • Retail travel services
  • How to interpret holiday brochures
  • Specialist holidays
  • Travel and tourism support services (Visas, insurance, foreign exchange etc)
  • Understanding and designing your own visitor attraction
  • Resort representatives (welcome meetings, airport transfers, resort information)
  • Meet and greet in travel and tourism

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.

Facilities
  • Mock-up of an equipped plane fuselage
  • Training off-site including fire & safety training centres
  • Trips to UK tourist destinations and attractions
Assessment

75% coursework / practical 25% exam

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to year 2

  • 4 GCSEs grade A*–D/9–3 (including English and maths) OR
  • Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Travel & Tourism (including Level 1 in English and maths)

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade D/3 or below OR
  • Level 1 in English and maths

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 or 2 years Main
What next?
  • Level 3 in Travel and Tourism
  • Entry level employment within the industry
    (Waiter/Waitress, Trainee Receptionist, Conference Steward, Chambermaid)
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • UK residential
  • Guest speakers
  • Cruise ship visits
  • UK day trips
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities