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Travel & Tourism Level 2 at Itchen College

Course description

This course in Travel & Tourism is a practical, work-related course and is ideal for anybody looking for an introduction to this type of career.

This course is for you if... are interested in a career in the travel industry or in event management.

The course combines well with a wide range of subjects and supports potential career routes into cruise operations, travel agency, tourism management, resort rep jobs and cabin crew, as well as enhancing your general knowledge of destinations and travel habits.

Course content

The Level 2 course is an eight unit course. The units covered are:

  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
  • Retail travel services
  • Travel and tourism support services
  • Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure and travel and tourism
  • Interpersonal skills for the travel and tourism workplace
  • Activity tourism in the UK
  • Responsible tourism

The emphasis in lessons will be on investigation and problem solving more than note-taking. Assignments will require you to carry out your own research, analyse your information and present your findings, sometimes in the form of a written report or in an oral presentation to others.

Some research may be conducted as part of a group. Throughout the course there will be contact with travel and tourism organisations through visits and speakers.

Entry requirements

Grade 3 in English and a range of GCSEs at grade 3 and D or above.

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


25% online exam 75% coursework

Future opportunities

Students with the vocational Travel & Tourism qualification are very fortunate in having a wide choice of employment opportunities open to them once they complete their course. These would include working in travel agencies, holiday companies, airports and airlines or cruise liners.

Students can also progress to vocational Level 3 Travel & Tourism qualification or to other related subjects, if they gain a merit for their qualification and a recommendation from their teachers.

Further information

Throughout the course there will be contact with travel and tourism organisations through visits and speakers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Itchen College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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