Travel and Tourism Extended Certificate Level 2 at Bolton College
Study programme overview
Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
This course has been designed to introduce you to the exciting and varied world of Travel & Tourism with areas of study including the Hospitality in Travel & Tourism, Organising an Event, Airports and Airlines and Enterprise in Travel & Tourism.
As part of the programme you will investigate different aspects of the travel & tourism industry including travel operations, cruise industries, tour operations, events and conferences and staycationing as well as employability skills.
Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
What you'll learn
This course is equivalent to five GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) and provides you with an exciting insight into the world of travel & tourism. The units include:
- The Travel & Tourism Sector
- Understanding Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
- Tourism Destinations
- Holiday Planning
- Exploring Travel Agency Operations
- Hospitality Operations in Travel & Tourism
You will also continue to develop your English and maths skills and will be given the opportunity to re-sit your Maths and/or English GCSE.
The course will be delivered by experienced tutors with firsthand experience from the industry. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national tourism companies, meet guest speakers from these businesses and visit their place of work. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete relevant work experience.
Elements of study
Your programme consists of the following elements:
- Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
- Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
- Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills).
We ask that you have four GCSEs grade 3 (D) including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
- Practical activities
- Written reports
- Professional discussions
- Group assessments
- Role Play
Exam (one online, one written).
The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.
During their last visit, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.
After you have completed the course you could progress on to Higher Education and study Travel & Tourism related subjects including Tourism Management and Business & Tourism Management.
Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Travel & Tourism Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Travel Operative.
Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
Following further study you could work as:
- A Business Travel Consultant where you can earn between £27,000 and £30,000 per year
- A Retail Travel Advisor earning between £18,000 and £28,000 per year
A Reservation & Operations Executive with a yearly salary of £25,000 to £30,000, depending on experience.
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
- Guest speaker sessions from local entrepreneurs
- Working to live business briefs including University of Bolton Stadium and Bolton Food and Drinks festival
- Annual enterprise challenge/competition
Our £75 million campus offers:
- A fitness suite and sports hall
- Training Kitchens and Signature Restaurant – run by learners for public use
- Apple Mac suites
- A theatre and dance studios
- A café selling Costa coffee
- Wella-approved hair salons
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
Number 1 for Achievement Rates
We’re the number one General Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications in Greater Manchester.
Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
During their last visit, Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.
Wednesday 17th October 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 4.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday 5th February 2019, 4.30pm – 7pm
Visit here to learn more: www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/events
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.