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Travel and Tourism RSW Diploma Level 1 at Boston College

Course description

This course combines a basic introduction to travel and tourism with work experience. You will study many areas of travel and tourism including: planning a trip to visitors’ attractions, recommending a package holidays, customer service, making and receiving calls, welcoming visitors, job opportunities, plan and participate in an event, communicating electronically, preparing for work, career progression and self-assessment. 

This course will help you to understand the skills and knowledge needed to work in the travel and tourism sector and to develop practical skills in preparation for employment or progression in education. 

Course content

The course combines class work with opportunities to visit tourist attractions and other venues. Class work will include role plays, presentations, group work and the completion of practical tasks. Some trips and activities are mandatory to enable assessment of some units to be undertaken in a relevant environment. 

Guest speakers from businesses and the travel and tourism industry may also come and speak to you to give you an insight into the careers and jobs you could progress to after your course. 

During the course you will also study Functional Skills English and Maths to enhance your employability skills. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications for this course.


This course is a combination of both practical and theory. You will learn and be assessed by completing either practical or scenario based activities and by writing assignments. 

Assessments could include: functional skills exams, production of a portfolio (written, videoed, audio recorded), case studies, and role play.

Financial information

You may require a DBS and equipment for your course.

Future opportunities

The course will give you the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at D-G grade. 

This would give you the opportunity to progress to other courses within the college at level 1 or 2, an apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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