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Travel and Tourism (Level 2) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course introduces you to the exciting aspects of the travel and tourism industry and is designed for students who are keen to progress into a career or to further their studies in travel and tourism. The course will provide you with a broad overview of the travel and tourism industry. The individual units on the course have been designed to meet specific skills gaps identified by employers, these include: locational geography, customer service and employability skills. . The course is taught by experienced professionals who have worked in the aviation, tourism and hospitality industry.

Course content

Units include:

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Understanding Customer Service
  • UK Travel Destinations
  • Exploring Marketing
  • European Holiday Destinations
  • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English Language and Maths*
  • A relevant Level 1 qualification including GCSE English Language and Maths* at grade A*-D

*If you do not have GCSE Maths at A*-D, we may accept a Grade E in addition to your 4 GCSEs at A*-D. Functional Skills may be accepted instead of GCSE English and/or Maths. Functional Skills Level 1 is equivalent to GCSE Grade D and Level 2 to GCSE Grade C.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Regular assessment of coursework is ongoing and your progress is also monitored via tutorials. Assessments will also take place on residential visits. This may be in the UK or Europe, dependent upon cost.

Future opportunities

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Aviation
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality
  • Resort Representatives and Cabin Crew
  • Part-time language course to complement your qualification

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report.

There will be a cost to students for the UK based residential and day trips (approximately £220). It is a tradition that students undertake fundraising activities in order to reduce the costs. Daytrips to Blackpool, Liverpool, Manchester and Alton Towers Hotel and Resort are an integral part of this course.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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