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Travel and Tourism Advanced Extended Diploma at Derby College

Course description

If you are interested in entering the busy world of travel and tourism, this one-year programme is for you.  It is designed to enable you to develop your skills for a career in this fast-moving environment.  It will give you an overview of the sector, the opportunities it offers, the potential for career progression and the skills needed to succeed in this exciting industry.

You will go on visits to large tourist attractions, airports and related organisations.  You will also undertake a team building day as team work is crucial within the sector, and you will benefit from an overseas residential study visit.

Course content

During the programme, you will develop your knowledge in:

  • Investigating the travel and tourism sector
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • The UK as a destination
  • Customer service
  • European destinations
  • Working as a holiday representative
  • Events, conferences and exhibitions
  • Visitor attractions
  • Work placement
  • Hospitality in travel and tourism
  • Residential study visits 

Entry requirements

The course is designed for learners who have a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Maths.  Candidates will be invited to College for an interview and a screening test as part of the application process.  You will be required to achieve a Level 2 in your entrance screening and to have gained the 90-credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism.


Assessment will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, activities, assignments and controlled assessments. 

Future opportunities

You can go into specialist areas of employment including airlines, tourism centres, theme parks, travel companies and airports.  Roles could also include working in a travel agency, with a tourist board, as a holiday representative or as an entertainer at a theme park.  

Alternatively you can take your qualifications to the next level with higher education courses such as Foundation Degrees, HNDs or other professional development programmes.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016

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