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Travel and Tourism - Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Start your journey to an exciting career in tourism with this Level 3 qualification - the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. Over the two years it prepares you for a range of careers where people, customers and travel-related expertise are the focus.

You gain:

Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Welcome Host Award
Edexcel Functional Skills Level 1 or 2

Course content

In year one you cover 10 units: 
investigating travel and tourism
the business of travel and tourism
marketing travel and tourism products and services
the UK as a destination
customer service in travel and tourism
retail travel operations
long haul travel destinations
UK visitor attractions
entertainment for holidaymakers
a residential study visit in travel and tourism 

You will also complete: 
Functional Skills qualifications - you get the chance to gain useful transferable skills in communication, application of number and ICT
Welcome Host Award in customer service - customer service is very important in any industry but especially travel and tourism. With this award you identify and demonstrate skills which promote excellent customer service. 

In the second year, you complete the following ten units: 
Preparing for employment in the travel and tourism industry
specialist tourism
working as a holiday representative
events
conferences and exhibitions
responsible tourism
European destinations
investigating the cruise sector
hospitality operations in travel and tourism
handling air passengers
researching current issues in travel and tourism (this is at Level 4) 

You can also take an additional qualification in year 2: the NCFE Airline Cabin Crew Certificate.

Entry requirements

There are no exams on this course. All 20 diploma units are assessed by completion of assignments which you produce throughout the year. You also do various activities and role-plays under observation.

As well as tutorials and assignments, you take part in residential trips and visits to travel and tourism organisations.

Assessment

There are no exams on this course. All 20 diploma units are assessed by completion of assignments which you produce throughout the year. You also do various activities and role-plays under observation.

As well as tutorials and assignments, you take part in residential trips and visits to travel and tourism organisations.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you might want to continue your education by studying for a degree at university. Alternatively, you can start work in the travel and tourism industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: OXPNDTANDT1

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      • From South (Newbury) A34: Turn off A34 to Southern bypass and make for Cowley. At next roundabout, turn left to city centre (park and ride on left). Follow Abingdon Road to end, form left towards ice rink and parks. The College is opposite the ice rink.
      • From A423 (Henley/Reading): Join ring road at (Sainsburys) and turn left to next roundabout and right to city centre and ice rink.
      • From East (London): M40/A40 At end of A40 turn left at roundabout signed Cowley. Continue on the ring road, (4 roundabouts) to Abingdon Road, city centre and ice rink.
      • From the train station: the campus is 10 minutes walk from the station.