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Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Travel and Tourism at Wakefield College

Course description

If you’re interested in a career in the travel industry this course will start you on your journey.

It is an ideal starting point for you to study about Travel and Tourism and Air Cabin Crew and is specially designed to help you decide which career pathway you want to follow.

A range of visits and residential are also planned throughout the academic year. Examples of day visits include visits to major visitor attractions such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. Overnight residential include trips to Amsterdam, which include visiting major attractions such as Anne Franks House and Disney Land Paris.

Course content

What you will study

You will study for a Diploma in Introduction to the Travel and Tourism course which will also help you develop your employability skills.  Qualifications are produced by City and Guilds who are recognised specialists in designing courses which prepare students for work in the industry.
Some of the areas you will study include:

• Planning To Take Part In a Visit
• Worldwide Tourist Destinations
• UK Travel Industry
• Customer Service
• Overseas Resort Reps
• Promotional Materials
• Preparing for Employment in the Travel Industry

How you will learn

You will be involved in active learning through a series of projects. The projects will allow you to action plan and produce evidence for your portfolio. Typical projects include working with external partners, employability, equality and diversity and safeguarding.  There are also many practical activities to prepare for working life and independent living.


Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at A*-G (new grade 9-1)


Assessments will also be varied.  You may be assessed through practical tasks, short-answer questions, research tasks or online tests.  There is a rich mixture of assessment methods to ensure you get chance to show your understanding.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

There may be the possibility to progress on to our FLEX VOTE programme which is designed to give you an opportunity of studying at higher levels for personal and social skills, employability skills, maths, English and ICT and will also give you vocational options and tasters.

The programme also opens up possible opportunities for the College's Supported Employment Training provision.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in Travel and Tourism and aviation but it is likely that a minimum of a Level 2 qualification would be needed to help you gain work.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 May 2018
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      (Postcode WF1 2DH)

      If you want to study in the heart of a bustling city centre, you’ll like our Wakefield Campus, situated in Margaret Street to the North West of the city centre. The campus has just finished a major refurbishment to provide a better and more attractive learning environment for all our students!

      At the Wakefield Campus you will find all the facilities you’d expect of a major college campus, such as a well-stocked Learning Centre, and a food court style refectory.

      Wakefield Campus is home to our Sixth Form, where students can choose from a wide range of AS/A Levels. Vocational courses at all levels can also be studied here – Business Studies, ICT, Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Animal Care... to name but a few.