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Travel & Tourism Level 3 at Itchen College

Course description

If you are interested in a career which will involve travel, working with tourists or being a part of the leisure industry, this is an ideal course. It is available as a single or a double award.

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

Course content

The course units aim to give an overview of the industry to build a sound knowledge of travel and tourism issues, from which students can build the deeper understanding required for the second year units. Topics may include:

  • Introducing travel and tourism
  • Investigating tourism destinations
  • Tourism impacts and tourism developments
  •  Event management in travel and tourism
  • Marketing in travel and tourism
  • Working with customers in travel and tourism
  • Managing travel and tourism organisations
  • Trends and issues in travel and tourism

A variety of learning approaches are used in the department in order to maximise learning and enjoyment. In class, students will work individually, in small groups and as a class. The main learning for the internally assessed units will involve students carrying out research into a range of case studies within the travel and tourism industry.

Entry requirements

Grade 9-4 in English and four or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 and A*-C. 

Additional guidance is available at interview. 


The course will be at least 50% coursework

Future opportunities

The course could lead to direct employment in the travel and tourism industry, with progression opportunities in tourism management. Students are able to progress onto higher education courses such as HNDs and degrees in Travel & Tourism Management and related studies. 

Further information

Students will have the opportunity to carry out their own research into a range of case studies, as well as benefitting from the national and international trips offered by the department.

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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