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Travel and Tourism Diploma Level 2 at Boston College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with a variety of skills for the world’s biggest industry, preparing you for satisfying and rewarding employment in the enormous range of occupations in travel and tourism. 

This 1 year course combines class work with opportunities to visit tourist attractions and other venues.

Course content

You will study the following units during the year: 

Mandatory Units 
- Interpersonal skills for travel and tourism workplace 
- Principles of customer service in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism 

Optional Units 
- UK transportation for travel and tourism 
- Travel and tourism support services 
- Visitor attractions 
- Resort representatives 
- Promotional activities in travel and tourism 
- Travel planning 
- Activity tourism in the UK 
- Introduction to the cruise industry 

Your study programme will also include: 
- Functional Skills/GCSE in English and Maths 
- Enterprise and work experience 

Visits to travel and tourism businesses will be part of the course. Some trips and activities are mandatory to enable assessment of some units to be undertaken in a relevant environment. 

You will also undertake a period of work experience which will be extremely useful in preparing you for your next steps in either employment or education.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades D or above (New GCSE grade - 3 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent), plus a good reference and suitable aptitude for the industry. 


Assessment is through production of a portfolio of evidence. On successful completion you will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction. 

Financial information

You are required to buy an atlas which will be supplied by the College. 

You may wish to purchase stationery. 

There may also be opportunities for you to attend trips both in England and Abroad, however these depend on availability.

Future opportunities

Students who are successful on their course can progress to the Travel and Tourism Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 or other Level 3 courses within the College. Career opportunities are available within the travel and tourism industry. 

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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