Travel & Tourism

Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma
Level 3

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About this course

This course 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 travel and tourism industry. Widely recognised in the industry and by universities this course covers all aspects of the travel and tourism industry as well as key skills in communication and IT.

Full-time students aged 16-18 will follow a study programme at City College which includes:

  • The main subject qualification
  • Work experience which is effective, relevant, and includes careers fairs, site visits, guest speakers and introduces you to the expectations of the real demands of work
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 in these subjects by age 16
  • Additional activities, such as tutorials and work-related learning, to help further develop the personal skills relevant to your progression goals

These four elements should combine to provide stretch and challenge to prepare you for progression to employment or further study.


What you will learn

Year 1

  • Promotions and sales in travel and tourism
  • Worldwide and UK destinations
  • Investigating the cruise industry
  • Tourism in the UK
  • Business travel
  • Special interest travel
  • Overseas representatives
  • Work placement

Year 2

  • Developing people in travel and tourism
  • Ski chalet host
  • Conference and events
  • Planning and delivering guided tours
  • Holiday park hosts
  • Package holidays

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 3 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.

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

Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (including English and maths) OR
  • Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism (including GCSE English and maths grade A*-C/9-4)

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
02/09/19 2 years Main campus
What next?
  • Degree at university

Work in:

  • Travel agents
  • Tourist information centres
  • Heritage sites
  • Tour operators
  • Tour guiding
  • Airports and airlines
  • Cruise companies
  • Transport operators
  • Ski Chalet companies
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Overseas residential
  • Southampton Boat Show
  • British Airways Training Centre
  • Cruise ship visits
  • RAF Brize Norton
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities

If you will be 19 before the start of the second year of this course, you will be liable to pay a fee for that year. Please contact us for more information.