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Travel & Tourism Level 2 BTEC Diploma at Eastleigh College

Course description

The aims of the coures are to

  • build on achievement and interest developed through related level 1 or level 2 qualifications in travel and tourism including the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award and Certificate in Travel and Tourism
  • allow learners to specialise or to deepen their understanding through the provision of a broad range of optional specialist units, including units requiring 60 guided learning hours of study
  • provide a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to travel and tourism that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant interest and aptitude to progress in the sector
  • give learners the potential opportunity to progress to employment, or progress within employment in a wide range of junior job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example posts in a wide range of organisations including accommodation providers, retail travel, business travel, or transport providers such as airlines
  • provide opportunities for the development of transferable skills related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both within travel and tourism and elsewhere.

Course content

Compulsory units on the programme are

  • Customer Service
  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Nature and Effects of World Travel.

Other units studied include

  • European Destinations
  • Holiday Planning
  • Preparing for Employment

Work experience will be carried out in the Colleges ABTA bonded Travel Shop which is open to staff, students and members of the public.

All students without an A*-C grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.

Entry requirements

  • No prior travel knowledge is required but we do require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D.
  • You will undertake an interview in college in which you should demonstrate your interest and commitment to the travel and tourism programme.


Teaching and assessment methods vary from lectures and written assignments to demonstrations and seminars.

Financial information

For students wishing to participate in optional college excursions, we ask a deposit  to cover trips throughout the year.

No other equipment or special uniform or clothing is required but students must bring stationery to class.

Future opportunities

Career opportunities are available in areas such as travel agencies, holiday representatives, customer service in hotels and hospitality, or working on the rail network or at airports.

Those students who are successful to merit standard on Level 2 can progress on to Level 3 Travel and Tourism.

Students who have successfully completed this programme have gone on to work at visitor attractions, travel agents and in hospitality.

Further information

You can expect to attend the College for approximately 15-16 hours per week and you will need to complete work at home.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 March 2016

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