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Travel and Tourism BTEC 90 Credit Diploma Level 3 at The Manchester College

Course description

We all rely on the travel and tourism industry to make sure our holidays are as enjoyable and amazing as possible. The sector is responsible for everything from helping us find the best places to visit and booking a trip, to checking our bags at the airport and making sure our accommodation is up to scratch. This 90-credit, Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism is an exciting and demanding qualification that will help you develop the skills and expertise to forge one of a number of rewarding careers in the industry. You’ll learn all about the entire travel and tourism business, understanding how it operates and why it’s so successful. You’ll cover all aspects of the industry, from marketing destinations to the transportation infrastructure required to get passengers there. You’ll focus on customer service too, exploring how travel agents operate and the roles and responsibilities of holiday reps abroad. You’ll look closer at the kinds of entertainment provided to holiday makers and even get to research a number of countries and destinations in the UK, Europe and long-haul! We are also proud to be an official member of the Institute of Travel and Tourism.



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Throughout this course you’ll be assessed at regular stages, using methods such as group presentations, the design and creation of holiday posters, role plays, written reports and research, as well as controlled map work assignments. You’ll need to be able to take part in work experience opportunities and extra-curricular activities too, which may include time during the evening or weekends.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

If you want to develop your knowledge even further after this 90-credit course, you can continue onto a second year of Travel and Tourism with us at The Manchester College and earn an Extended Diploma in the subject. From here, you could apply to university and study a degree in tourism, hospitality or even event management. You’ll also have the skills and experience you need to secure a rewarding career in the travel and tourism industry. This could entail anything from events manager for a cruise line to a holiday rep abroad for a tour operator!

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: 10 April 2018
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    • North Manchester Sixth Form is a friendly, vibrant sixth form centre offering courses for school leavers. There are a wide range of courses to choose from, including acting, medical sciences, childcare, business, film production and forensics. The comfortable, environmentally friendly site is made up of a bright modern building and the restored Harpurhey Baths. There is plenty of space to socialise and a large garden. Many of the facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form are open to the community.

      Harpurhey Baths is a Grade II listed building and part of North Manchester Sixth Form. The college has transformed the building into an award-winning exhibition space for students and the community.

      Facilities at North Manchester Sixth Form include:

      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • large open plan area for eating and socialising
      • canteen
      • garden
      • mock aircraft cabin, check in desk, working luggage scales and tannoy system
      • fitness centre, open to the public
      • exhibition and performance space, open to the public
      • panini bar, open to the public

      Local area

      North Manchester Sixth Form is in Harpurhey, a suburb three miles north of central Manchester. There are a large market, supermarket, shops, fast food chains and a post office nearby. North Manchester Sixth Form is close to Queens Park and Boggart Hole Clough, large community parks hosting events throughout the year. Queens Park has a children’s playground. North City Family and Fitness Centre is five minutes’ walk away and has a health suite and swimming pool.