Students complete units which include: Investigating Travel and Tourism, Customer Service in the Travel and Tourism Industry, Tour Operations, and The Marketing of Travel and Tourism. Students should expect to be in College for three days per week. Currently the qualification is coursework assessed with assessment methods including written reports, presentations, role plays and word-processed documents (Pearson Level 3 qualifications are being revised and external assessments may be introduced in 2016). Work experience will be carried out in a tourism related area for two weeks with a range of local employers. There are also opportunities to take qualifications in Maths at the appropriate level.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language or Level 2 qualification in relevant subject and Level 2 Functional Skills in English.
You will have the opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom.
Students benefit from two weeks work experience where they complete a project related to the tourism industry.Students Personal, Social and Employability skills are further developed through a comprehensive range of guest speakers and enrichment which provides a valuable insight into the industry and how it operates.Trips are also available on the course, with students last year visiting Suffolk Yurt Holidays, Cambridge with chauffeured punting, Southwold, The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, The World Travel Market and a cruise ship visit on the Black Watch.
Upon successful completion of this study programme you could choose to go into part or full time employment within either the public or private sector. You must gain a pass on this qualification to progress to the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (equivalent to 3 A Levels). Alternatively, if you wish to remain in education you could progress onto an Apprenticeship. Some students have completed the 90 Credit Diploma to top up UCAS points to gain access to Higher Education and relevant degree programs.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
£75 for trips. Students are also encouraged to purchase two textbooks to support their studies each costs between £20 - £25.
“We were challenged with the task of choosing a location to visit, booking flights and transfers, and arranging accommodation.
“We chose Paphos in Cyprus and it was an excellent trip. I really enjoyed working with my classmates to arrange the itinerary.”