This qualification in travel and tourism covers many aspects to help you succeed in your career within the industry, covering units to give you maximum opportunities.
This qualification contains units that are relevant to all sectors of the industry, whether you're entering into a career as a travel agent, resort representatives or tour operations.
Course Content This course allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or progression to Level 2 studies in the hospitality sector covering areas of food service and cooking for example. The units studied may include:
• Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
• Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
• Interpersonal skills for the travel and tourism workplace
• Introduction to the cruise industry
Students will also undertake GCSE in English and Mathematics.
A one week work experience placement in mandatory and is expected to take place in April 2017.
Entry RequirementsFour GCSE passes at grade D/3 (including English Language and Mathematics) or a Level 1 at a Pass grade plus English and Mathematics GCSE at grade D or Functional Skills at Level 1. Successful interview and satisfactory reference are also essential.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionStudents who achieve a Merit or Distinction grade and GCSE Mathematics and English, will be able to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism (1 Year) or possibly the Diploma (2 years). Alternatively those who achieve a Pass on their main programme and either English or Maths can progress to the Travel Industry Skills programme.
Additional InformationThis course provides a good introduction to the skills and knowledge you will need to get started in any of the areas listed above. You may also be given the opportunity to take part in a residential visit at a maximum cost of £120. A contribution charge of £30 is payable by every student to cover day trips (price based on 2014/15 and may be subject to change).
Travel & Tourism Trip to Rome +
Travel & Tourism students recently enjoyed a three day trip to Rome on their overseas residential to gather research material and undertake assessments as part of their HNC and HND in Travel & Tourism Management. The 12 students accompanied by lecturers, Ciaran Fox and Victoria Wright, visited famous tourist… Read More