This two-year course is mainly for school leavers aged 16+ or adults returning to study. A Level 3 qualification in Travel and Tourism gives learners the detailed and in-depth knowledge needed for employment in the industry, and is recognised by universities and UCAS.
You should have five GCSEs at grade C and above, including English, or a full Level 2 qualification in Travel and Tourism. Prospective learners will need to be assessed on their level of Maths and English, and attend an interview with the course tutor. You should demonstrate an interest and desire to work in the Travel and Tourism industry.
This is an interesting and inspiring course involving a mixture of theoretical and practical tasks and visits. On completion of the Subsidiary Diploma in your first year, you will start your Extended Diploma in your second year. This will include 9-10 study units on the travel industry and wider areas such as Retail Travel Operations, Long Haul Destinations, and Residential Study in Travel and Tourism.
We run trips and visits to tourist attractions in the UK and abroad. Recent trips include Goa and Turkey.
All assessments are through coursework, role plays, presentation and practical skills.
On successful completion of the Extended Diploma you will achieve the equivalent of 3 A levels and 120-360 UCAS points. You can then apply for university courses in Tourism Management or Cruise Management. Alternatively you could begin your career in the tourism sector.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*