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Travel and Tourism - Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Wakefield College

Course description

There are many opportunities for employment in traditional travel industry roles such as travel agents, airline cabin crew or overseas representatives, but Travel and Tourism is the world’s largest and fastest growing industry and also offers a vast range of other jobs in airports, visitor attractions, leisure centres, coach companies, hotels and more!

This course will introduce you to the many different aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry and give you sound skills to help start you on your career.
There is an excellent opportunity for ten students to go on work experience at a ski resort in Italy for two weeks, which is funded on behalf of the college. This allow students to gain or develop valuable skills and experience that they can transfer to their studies.

A range of visits and residential are also planned throughout the academic year. Examples of day visits include visits to major visitor attractions such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers. Overnight residential include trips to Amsterdam, which include visiting major attractions such as Anne Franks House and Disney Land Paris.

Course content

Core Units cover a wide variety of general tourism issues such as Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations; Dealing with Customers in Travel and Tourism; Overseas Resort Representatives; Visitor Attractions; Promoting Travel and Tourism.  Some specialist topics focus on specific areas of the industry such as travel agents, tour operations, airport and airline operations and visitor attractions.

Maths and English are key elements of any full-time programme of study in College. If you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C (or new grade 9-4) in these subjects, you will need to attend sessions allocated on your timetable. These are varied and designed to cater for all ability levels. You will receive advice and guidance regarding the correct level for you.

Skills in Maths and English will support your full-time course, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4).  This is why the development of Maths and English is so important, whatever your field of study.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-D (or new grade 9-3)


Level 1 qualification, plus Level 1 Functional Skills in English or Maths


Internally assessed coursework and some online tests.

Financial information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international students.

For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Future opportunities

Further study

If you achieve Merit or Distinction grades may wish to progress onto a higher level course such as the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (offered by Wakefield College).

Career opportunities

Passenger check-in assistant, Tourist Information Centre assistant, trainee travel agent or a wide variety of other trainee roles in the Travel and Tourism industry. Students wishing to become overseas representatives or airline cabin crew should remember that there are often minimum age requirements (around 20-21 years) for these careers.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 01 November 2018
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