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Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the travel and tourism industry in far greater detail and achieve a professional level of knowledge that will make you industry ready.

You will study:

  • Travel and Tourism: home and abroad
  • Customer service and Marketing
  • Entertainment for holidaymakers
  • Special interest tourism.

The tutors who work at Gloucestershire College all come with years of industry experience and still have strong ties with the sector. You can rest assured that all your units are relevant to the workplace, and the course is highly recognised amongst employers and universities.

What’s more, the College has invested money into creating the right learning environment for you, so you’ll benefit from spacious, airy classrooms and a unique aircraft simulation room where you can put your customer service knowledge into practice.

Course content

This is an in-depth course which is equivalent to studying A-levels.

There are four core units which include

  • Investigating Travel and Tourism
  • Business of Travel and Tourism
  • UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism.

There are also additional units that include

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Reps
  • Entertainment for Holidaymakers
  • Long haul Travel Destinations as well as gaining work experience.

Learners participate in a range of enrichment activities including airline cabin crew training with JARE training, visits to tourist attractions, and experiences of the travel and tourism industry.

Entry requirements

You need to have successfully completed 4-5 GCSEs at grade A*- C including English and Maths. Selection is based on a successful interview and positive reference.

Future opportunities

Upon completion, you may seek employment within the industry. 

The Level 3 Travel and Tourism course offered at Gloucestershire College has developed suitably qualified people into this burgeoning industry. So far, past students have found jobs at Gloucestershire Airport, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays, Easyjet and at exclusive resorts across the world.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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      Gloucester campus facilities include:

      • Campus shop
      • Construction Street
      • Dance studio
      • Dining room
      • Enterprise lab
      • Health and social care ward
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      • Sports hall
      • Starbucks counter
      • Theatre
      • TV and music recording studios