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Travel and Tourism Level 3 at Sheffield College

Course description

This is a two year full time course.

About the course

This course is suitable for students wishing to have a career in travel and tourism. It is both practical and theoretical and includes a residential trip and integrated educational visits.

Ideally you will have an interest in all aspects of the industry.  During the course you will learn about the business of travel and tourism, the UK as a destination as well as customer service in travel and tourism. You will learn about tour operations, holiday representatives, events management, entertainments for holidaymakers and sustainable tourism. 

Although much of the course is classroom-based we maximise opportunities to learn outside the classroom whenever possible. You are expected to take part in compulsory trips and visits including a one week overseas residential to investigate the impacts of tourism on a destination. Day visits take place to popular UK destinations. Compulsory trips and visits will cost approximately £200 in Year 1 and £400 in Year 2. For those in hardship help is available from the college Learner Support Fund.

You will be expected to work independently to produce coursework such as assignments, written reports and presentations to set deadlines.

During the course you gain practical experiences such as staging entertainment for holidaymakers, overseas visits and attractions visits. The college has excellent links to local and national tourism organisations that are used for practical trips for research and case study.

You will be expected to study GCSE or functional skills in maths and English if necessary.

Will this course suit me?

An ideal student for this course will be outgoing, energetic and highly motivated with a keen interest in travel and tourism. 


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language


You will produce a portfolio of coursework evidence throughout the 2 years.

Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

You may wish to continue your education and progress to a degree in Travel and Tourism or other business-linked courses or alternatively employment in, for example, a UK travel agency or overseas work in holiday resorts. There is also a Foundation Degree available in Events and Tourism Management to progress onto within Sheffield City College.


Further information

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 25th October 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm - 7pm
  • Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm - 7pm

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: 18 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course code: CFNTT1


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    • Welcome to Peaks Campus

      The Sheffield College Peaks campus in the south-east of the city has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with ‘The Loft’ canteen and social area, and ‘The Attic’ providing a vast learning space and climbing wall.

      Peaks has excellent transport links with a tram stop right outside the campus with regular trams to and from the city centre. Peaks offers vocational courses and academic qualifications.


      Peaks Campus, Waterthorpe Greenway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 8LY

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 31 and follow signs for A57.

      Follow the A57 for approximately 3.5 miles continue on to Moss Way.

      When you see the South Yorkshire Police building on your left, take the first exit on the roundabout.

      Peaks Campus is on the right hand side.


      Parking is available for Blue Badge holders only (please see the Disabled Go website for more details).

      By Train

      Sheffield Train station is well served by a variety of rail routes, please check the National Rail Enquiries website for more details. Once you arrive, Peaks Campus is accessible by tram, which you can pick up from Sheffield Train Station. Please see the section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Peaks Campus’ nearest tram stop is Moss Way, on the Blue Line.

      The Supertram website has travel planner which you can use to plan your journey and find up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are plenty of buses that serve Peaks Campus – check out the Travel South Yorkshire website to find the best route from your location, as well and timetables and fares.

      By Bike

      Peaks Campus has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.


      For accessibility information please visit the Disabled Go website