Travel and Tourism covers a wide range of employment opportunities in one of the fastest growing industry in the UK. It includes jobs in airlines and hotels, with tour operators and travel agents or involving tourist attractions, conferences and events, hospitality and entertainment. Gaining a qualification in Travel and Tourism at this level can lead to Higher Education which should lead to higher paid jobs.
Course ContentThe course provides you with an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge needed for a career in Travel & Tourism. You will study a range of different units. This may include:
- Investigating Travel and Tourism
- The UK as a destination
- Customer service in Travel and Tourism
- Longhaul travel destinations
- Conferences and events
- Roles and responsibilities of holiday representatives
- The appeal and importance of UK visitor attractions
- The cruise industry
You will also undertake a minimum one week work placement in April 2018 and have the opportunity to take part in both a UK and an overseas residential visit. Due to extensive links with resorts and overseas companies, work experience has previously been arranged in the Algarve, Portugal. This course is equivalent to two A Levels and students will be awarded a qualification grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction.
Students may also study a range of additional qualifications (subject to meeting certain criteria). This could include:
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate for Airline Cabin Crew
Entry RequirementsFour GCSEs at grade C/4 or above (including English Language or maths) or Level 2 at Merit or Distinction grade plus Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths.
International Entry RequirementsHigh School Leaving Certificate at grade C or above or comparable qualification. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent English Language Certificate. Satisfactory reference.
Duration and Delivery
ProgressionMany students choose to use their qualifications to go straight into employment; others choose to continue their studies at university. This course will equip students with the necessary skills to succeed at Higher Education and they will be able to study at either HNC or HND, or at BA level (depending on their final grade). The College have excellent links with major universities including London South Bank University and Buckinghamshire University and organises regular taster days and activities. Furthermore, students can use this course to study an HNC or HND in Travel & Tourism Management at Kingston College.
Additional InformationPlease note that our programme includes day and residential trips. A contribution charge of approximately £105 applies in Year 1 and £64 in Year 2 (2013/14 figures). In addition an overseas residential trip in Year 2 will be arranged at a cost of approximately £400 and a standard Cabin Crew polo shirt priced at £14.
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