Travel and Tourism - Level 3 Extended Diploma

Start Date: 5 September 2019
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Victoria Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers

About The Course

This course has been developed to give you skills, experience and knowledge about travel and tourism in the UK and abroad in both European and long-haul destinations.

You will gain valuable experience of the travel sector, with work placements and activities organised alongside your studies. This will help to develop your CV in preparation for future employment.

Many of our students choose international work placements and gain experience as customer service hosts at events across London

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • The importance of customer service
  • Marketing
  • Travel and tourism products
  • Working as a holiday representative
  • Entertainment in the sector
  • How to organise events

You will study from a selection of units, including:

  • Investigating travel and tourism
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • The UK as a travel destination
  • Customer service
  • Preparation for employment
  • European destinations
  • Retail travel operations
  • Working as a holiday representative
  • Events, conferences and exhibitions
  • Residential travel

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • To be aged 16-18
  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or an equivalent Level 2 course at grade Merit or above, with Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year and with an end-of-course portfolio.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, an apprenticeship or other employment.


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