Travel & Tourism - Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Level 3 at City College Brighton and Hove
Travel and tourism is one of the most exciting industries in the world. You could be helping someone find their dream holiday, travelling the world as cabin crew, working as a holiday rep in sunny locations or progressing through the ranks to become a top manager.
The department has fantastic links with some of the largest travel companies in the world, including British Airways, First Choice Holidays, Tui, Swissport, Menzies and Virgin Atlantic and guest speakers regularly share their industry knowledge with students.
Students also benefit from
overseas educational visits to destinations such as New York and Barcelona along with UK-based educational visits to locations such as Heathrow, Thorpe Park and the British Airways Training Academy.
Our BTEC and vocational courses are practical in nature, so when you move into your career you will feel well prepared to meet the challenges.
Year 1 you study for the National Diploma, and if successful you then progress on to year 2 to complete the BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.
This course is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors within the Travel and Tourism industry.
The course is made up of 18 units of study, 9 core units (Year 1) and 9 specialist units. (Year 2) Additionally work related vocational programmes of study are included to broaden student’s knowledge and understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry.
You will study units such as:
- Investigating travel and tourism
- Business of travel and tourism
- The UK as a destination
- Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
- Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
- Preparing for employment in the travel and tourism industry
- European travel market
- Long Haul destinations
- Sustainable Tourism Development Tour Operations
- Special Interest tourism
- Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Representatives
- Residential Study Visit
- Current issues in Travel and Tourism
- The appeal and importance of UK visitor attractions
- Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism industry
5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include GCSE English, and GCSE Mathematics at grade D or Functional Skills Level 2. Vocational Level 2 at distinction grade in 75% of individual units or above.
Interview for entry: Interview required
The course is assessed by internal and external bodies with formal progress tests and assignments taken throughout the course and continuous feedback on your progress.
Assessment will be a combination of exams, written work and role plays.
All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.
If successful you will progress on to the L3 Extended Diploma or you can progress onto another vocational course at City College (including travel, hair and beauty)
We have former students working as travel reps in locations such as Bulgaria, Turkey and Spain or flying around the world with Easyjet, Aer Lingus, British Airways and Thomas Cook amongst others. Students have also gone on to University or to work for travel agencies or ground operations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.