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Travel & Tourism BTEC Extended Certificate - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

The aims of the BTEC First Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism is to:

-Inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the travel and tourism sector

-Give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the travel and tourism sector

-Support progression into a more specialised level 3 vocational qualification such as the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Travel and Tourism, an academic course such as the GCE in Travel and Tourism, or a BTEC Apprenticeship in Travel Services

- Give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example in travel agencies, visitor attractions or accommodation.

Course content

You will be required to study 3 core units and 4 mandatory which are:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • Delivering the travel and tourism customer experience
  • The development of travel and tourism in the UK
  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism
  • Travel and tourism business environments.

As well as the above units there will be a selection of 4 to 6 specialist and optional units selected.

As part of your study programme you will also be required to study English and maths at appropriate levels.

Entry requirements

You should have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above (to include English); a Level 1 qualification at a minimal grade of a pass; achieved all qualifications on Level 1 course; or relevant work experience. You will be required to attend an interview with the tutor.

Assessment

All units will be assessed and graded with a pass, merit or distinction.

Two of the core units are externally assessed through an exam-based test.

All other units will be assessed through a variety of methods.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Future opportunities

In order to progress on to the BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3, you must achieve Level 2 at a merit grade, and you need to have achieved functional skills in either maths, ICT or English, demonstrated excellent attendance – above 90% (college average) and have shown a positive attitude towards your studies throughout the year.

Progression route: BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Travel & Tourism.

 

Career options: Retail travel consultant, customer service, tourist information.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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