You must have five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications (including a full Level 2 qualification in Travel and Tourism or Hospitality). Prospective learners will attend an interview with the course tutors and be assessed on their level of Maths and English. Learners should demonstrate a high level of commitment and enthusiasm during the induction process.
This is an in-depth, high quality foundation course covering a range of topics, some which are specific to Travel, Aviation and Hospitality, and others to develop your wider skills. You will work towards the following industry-related qualifications over two years:
• BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hospitality
• NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew
• NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Operations on the Ground
The main BTEC National qualification is the equivalent of three A Levels. Learners will complete a minimum of 18 units, including The Hospitality Industry, Organising an Event, Providing Customer Service, and Food and Drinks Service. Each year, learners will complete 30 hours of work experience which will allow them to put the theory they have learned into practice. Previous learners have completed placements at companies such as Premier Inn, Ramada Hotels and Table Table restaurants.
Learners have the opportunity to participate in study visits to local attractions and employers. Most trips are subsidised by the college, and are a mixture of day-trips and residential visits. Recent study visits have included Dubai, Goa, Florida, a three-day mini-cruise and Alton Towers.
Requirements vary for each unit. Assessment methods will include coursework, role plays, presentations and practical activities.
On successful completion of the Level 3 National Extended Diploma, you will achieve the equivalent of three A Levels and 48-168 UCAS points. You can then apply for university courses in subjects such as Tourism Management, Cruise Management or Aviation Management. Alternatively, you could progress to our Level 4 HNC in Travel and Tourism Management.
Employment is also an option, as this sector is one of the largest employers in the West Midlands. You will be surprised at the vast amount of careers available within this growing sector. After successfully completing this course, you can begin your career in the Travel, Aviation and Hospitality industry. Previous students have progressed into employment with companies such as Premier Inn, Ramada Hotels, Swissport and Thomas Cook.
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