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Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism at East Sussex College

Course description

This advanced course will increase your understanding of the world of travel and tourism. 

Course content

Building on your knowledge of travel and tourism from previous study you will learn about the key features of some of the world’s best loved travel destinations, while learning key tactics in promoting and selling these destinations to holiday makers. You will look at the landscape of tourism in the UK, and undertake a project to plan, create and execute a guided tour to and around a popular town or place. Throughout the course you will meet industry professionals who will enhance your learning by passing on their experience. You will also have the opportunity to attend the leading travel trade exhibition, World Travel Market, at the Excel Centre in London.

Course units include:

  • Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Promotions and Sales in Travel and Tourism
  • Tourism in the UK
  • Overseas Representatives
  • Conferences and Events
  • Planning and Delivering Guided Tours
  • Investigating the Cruise Industry
  • Developing People in Travel and Tourism
  • Package Holidays 
  • Holiday Park Hosts
  • Principles of Supervising Customer Service
  • Developing an Entertainments Programme

You will also undertake a period of work experience in an industry related organisation to gain valuable experience in the industry.

* Work Placement (part of the extended Diploma in Year 2)

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSE's A*-C including English and maths. Equivalent Qualifications may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Successful completion of current studies and merits and distictions where applicable.


You will be assessed in a number of different ways including: Online examinations, role plays, Short answer question sheets, designing and developing industry materials, individual and group presentations, practical assessments such as Tour Guiding and Supervised Team building activities and written assignments.

Financial information

A high level of personal grooming is required for this course, plus approximately £280 to cover uniform, resources and materials, course-related trips and visits.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be well prepared to continue studying this exciting subject at university. Other options may include finding work in the industry as a tour guide, holiday entertainer, or event manager.

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: 30 January 2019
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