Over the course of the academic year you will study 11 units covering a wide range of tourism topics such as ‘Exploring Airports and Airlines, Interpersonal Skills for Holiday Representatives, Introduction to Cruise Operations and Developing Customer Service Skills in Travel & Tourism. Students will explore local and national tourist destinations developing their understanding of the exciting opportunities for working in this industry. There will be a variety of assessment methods used throughout the course including: presentations, coursework and workbooks, external exams. You will be required to complete the assessments individually, in pairs and in groups.
This is a full time course which runs over 3 days a week. Students will be expected to undertake between 10 and 12 hours independent study each week. Students benefit from undertaking work experience with local employers and developing employability skills through work related activities and events in College.
In 2014-15 64% of students progressed to another study programme with 57% expressing a wish to progress to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism. 36% of students had found employment (either full or part time, including apprenticeship routes – as reported at assessment board).
All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or maths or both will need to study an English or/and maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or grade 3 or above, including English Language or level 1 qualification in a relevant subject and level 1 Functional Skills in English.
This is a study programme where you will learn both in and out of the classroom, with numerous visits to tourist and visitor attractions, to help give you a first-hand insight into the industry. Recent trips have included visits to Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeons. You will also receive knowledge and advice, as guest speakers from the Tourism industry come and share their ideas and experience. This study programme appeals to those interested in cruise industry, worldwide travel and those interested in working in the airport and airline business.
Upon successful completion of this programme you could choose to enter part of full time employment within the tourism or hospitality industry. Alternatively students who meet entry requirements can progress onto the level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism, or on to an Apprenticeship. Students will be required to have GCSE Grade C or grade 4, in English or Maths or equivalent level 2 Functional Skills to progress to level 3 in Travel & Tourism.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017.
For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk.
Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.
£75 for trips. Students are encouraged to purchase a course textbook to support their studies which is approximately £20 - £25.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the course. I was fortunate to have won "Student of the Year‟ last year which has motivated me to have another successful year and continue on to Higher Education once I have completed this course.