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Travel and Tourism Extended Certificate Level 2 at West Suffolk College

Course description

This qualification develops learners’ knowledge and experience in a range of directions including locational geography, customer service and employability skills. It also encourages achievement and opens doors to enable learners to move directly into employment, Apprenticeships or progress through further Level 3 study to university.

The last ten years have seen a significant increase in the amount of travel for both leisure and business purposes and despite concerns over global warming, Britain’s travel and tourism industry remains a vital and significant contributor to our economy. Tourist boards and strategic authorities are vital for the thousands of small enterprises that provide accommodation, food, attractions and travel services to tourists in Britain.

Course content

The assessment approach allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of activities including role play and oral presentation. Learners are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement, taking into account sector standards for behaviour and performance. Topics covered include the UK and abroad holiday destinations, customer service, nature and the effects of world travel, marketing, airports and airline operations.

Learners will be timetabled for 3 days per week to include timetabled, supervised, tutored learning support and directed study sessions to enable assignment tasks to be completed in College. Learners should also be prepared to study at home for approximately 4 hours a week.

Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.


Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s Grade D or above, including maths or English at Grade D (3). However, this course offers flexibility on the outcome of a personal interview and selection process with the curriculum staff.



The College offers a wide menu of Level 2 qualifications. We will work with all learners in their first six weeks at College to place them on the appropriate programme that best meets their individual needs and best ensures their success. Within this course, learners will have the opportunity to achieve the Edexcel Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism.


Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism qualification, learners can progress to employment, Apprenticeships and/or continue their study in the same, or a related vocational area.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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