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Travel and Tourism Level 3 Diploma at Cirencester College

Course description

This course provides a wide and in-depth exploration of the industry, enabling you to successfully embark upon your career or progress to a more responsible job if you are already in employment. The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations and consists of four compulsory core units followed by a selection of further units from a wide variety of specialist areas

This course is studied over a period of two years with student success and completion of Year 1 allowing progression on to Year 2.

You will have the opportunity to go on visits to tourism providers and in year 2 plan and participate a residential study visit.

Course content

Vocational courses may be studied in various patterns and can lead to a range of qualifications

Core Units:


  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Business of Travel and Tourism
  • UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism


Further Units:


  • UK Visitor Attractions
  • Long Haul Travel Destinations
  • Working as a Holiday Representative
  • Events, Conferences, Exhibitions
  • Investigating the Cruise Industry

Students will have Work Experience within the Travel and Tourism sector
Students are expected to take part on the Resident Study Visit


  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Observation
  • Presentation

Future opportunities

Travel and Tourism can be continued onto Higher Education as a degree option, where the opportunity to learn more about the industry and travel abroad appeals to many students. However instead of a degree it is just as popular for Travel and Tourism students to go straight into employment, many of our own students have begun working for Cabin Crew.

At university, degrees can be taken in Event Planning as an example and many graduates are well equipped to begin careers in Marketing,

Regular employers of Travel and Tourism graduates include:

  • Events Organisation and Business Management
  • Tour Operators
  • Airlines
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Travel Agents
  • Travel Organisers (for both the public and business)

Students in this area have numerous opportunities to work abroad, especially if they can speak another language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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