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Travel and Tourism Level 2 at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

The Level 2 in Travel and Tourism equips students with a basic understanding of the skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. Looking at areas such as customer service, UK and European tourist destinations, marketing and business skills, the qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. In addition, students will study Functional Skills and there is also a two week work placement in the industry.

Course content

The Level 2 in Travel and Tourism equips you with a basic understanding of the skills necessary for this dynamic and expanding industry. Looking at areas such as customer service, UK and European tourist destinations, marketing and business skills, the qualification enables students to develop their knowledge and prepare them for work or further study. In addition, you will study Functional Skills in Maths and English, and there is also a mandatory two week work placement in the industry. Along with presentations by visiting speakers and several UK visits, the course is brought to life through its strong vocational focus.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above including English. Alternatively a BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification including Level 1 Functional Skills English. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

There are various ways in which the course is assessed; including written assignments, group presentations, individual presentations and role plays. There are no final examinations to take on the course and students are able to monitor their progress as they complete each assessment. Obviously, time management and organisation skills are very important as these skills are vital in the industry.

Future opportunities

You could progress to any related Level 3 qualification. The Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by many employers in the Travel and Tourism Industry and is therefore likely to result in enhanced employment prospects.

Further information

The Level 2 Diploma is a vocational qualification which is recognised by employers for the skills it provides in a specific subject area and is accepted by colleges as equivalent to four GCSEs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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      Sports and Sport Science

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