Students complete units which include: preparing for employment, working as a holiday rep, events, conferences and exhibitions, business travel operations, entertainment for holiday makers.
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 may also be an opportunity to undertake an overseas trip, or local residential experience and study a specialist area in preparation for your next steps.
Successful completion of Year 1 Pearson BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Travel & Tourism
You will have the opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom continuing to develop your practical experience through further work experience opportunities with local employers. 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. Students may also be offered the opportunity to study a second language (developmentally) in year, to further enhance their job opportunities and professional development.
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. This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels enabling students who achieve the appropriate grades (and UCAS points) to access higher level apprenticeships or alternatively gain access to Higher Education and relevant degree programs.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £2432. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
£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.”