Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Duration: 36 Weeks
Start Date: September 2024
End Date: July 2025
Type: Full Time
Course Fees: TBC
This qualification aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the travel and tourism sector, over a 2-year course. It covers areas such as preparing for a career, customer service, travel agency operations and tour guiding, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles.
The content has been developed with employers, subject experts, and Tutors to ensure that it’s relevant to the real world and meets the need of employers.
The qualification provides the basis for you to progress into employment within the travel and tourism sector.
It would support progression into an Apprenticeship, employment or into higher level studies, as it has UCAS points.
Throughout the year you will study a range of topics. You will develop a deep understanding of the importance of health and safety in the sector. Guest speakers are booked in during the academic year to enhance your learning experience and knowledge. Works experience – the expectation is that all learners will complete one month of block work placement at the end of the academic year, within local hospitality settings.
Students will learn;
- You’ll complete 3 mandatory units:
- The UK travel and tourism industry
- Customer service in travel and tourism
- Preparing for a career in travel and tourism
- You’ll also cover optional units. The optional units’ subjects are:
- Travel and tourism destinations
- UK visitor attractions
- Hospitality in travel and tourism
- Work experience in travel and tourism
- Marketing for travel and tourism
- The UK conference and event industry
- UK tour operations
- UK passenger transport industry
- UK heritage tourist attractions
Level 3 Diploma in Travel and TourismExtra Studies:
You will learn through observing and participating in a wide range of practical activities. There will be a varied mode of delivery across the units.
As part of this qualification, you are required to produce a portfolio of evidence. A portfolio will confirm the knowledge, understanding and skills that you have learnt. It may be in electronic or paper format. Your assessor will provide guidance on how to prepare the portfolio of evidence. Evidence in the portfolio may take the following forms: *Observed work through practical *Witness statements *Written questions *Oral questions *Assignments *Case studies
- 5 GCSEs grades 9-4 / (A*-C), including English and maths.
- Please note that entry requirements and course offer can be subject to change at any time.
The main outcomes of this qualification are progression to employment; however, it can also lead onto further learning.
There are several roles that you can progress to in travel and tourism, such as:
Cruise Ship Worker
When you have successfully completed this qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress to the following qualifications:
degree in Travel and Tourism
degree in Air Transport and Operations
degree in Tour Management
degree in International Tourist Management
degree in Hospitality Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).
You will also be required to completing a work placement within the sector (minimum of 1 day per week)
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