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Level 3 Travel and Tourism at Leeds City College

Course description

This exciting course can lead to employment with a travel agent, travel operator or tourist attraction, work at the airport or for an airline, or get a job working abroad as an overseas representative.  The possibilities are endless in the travel and tourism sector!

If you wish to make a career for yourself or undertake further study at university within the travel and tourism sector, this course is a great place to be!
As well as classroom based discussions and lectures, the Level 3 qualification also requires you to undertake a minimum of 60 hours a week of work experience  over the course of 1 year, either by block placement or 1 or 2 days a week throughout the year.

Course content

Overall you will learn about the travel and tourism industry from customer service, the business of travel and tourism, working in the travel and tourism industry, conferences, exhibitions and events to marketing travel and tourism products. We have excellent employer links, and work experience in the UK or overseas is a large part of the programme.  

You will develop vital practical skills required in the industry, such as customer services, whilst gaining knowledge on the travel and tourism industry as a whole.
The opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the field is a bonus, and we encourage students to use this chance wisely, maybe by choosing a work setting which best suits their preferred interest.

Entry requirements

16-18 You need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma qualification. 
19+ You will be interviewed and assessed on your ability to benefit from the course.
If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades 4-9 or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.


Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and takes the form of written assignments, case studies, practical and portfolio completion as well as external exams.

Future opportunities

Many opportunities are on offer at the end of the course in the wide and varied tourism sector which supports nearly 30,000 jobs in Leeds alone.  Some students move straight into full time employment in the UK or overseas, some progress to higher education courses such as the FdA in Tourism and Aviation.

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: 10 April 2018
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