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Travel and Tourism

Course Code: IDTT3

Level: 3
Subject area: Travel & Tourism
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate, Diploma, Extended Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two years

About the course

If you’re looking for an exciting, rewarding career in travel and tourism, then this is the course for you! Whether you want to work as a member of cabin crew, on board a cruise ship, as a holiday representative, or set up your own business, this extended diploma will provide you with a wide appreciation of the whole travel and tourism environment.

Educational trips and visits form part of the course: previous students have had the opportunity to visit New York, Europe, and some students had the chance to complete a one-month work placement in Lapland to give you just a few examples.

You’ll study topics such as working overseas, customer service, retail travel operations, and long haul and European destinations, as well as completing a work placement. In previous years, we have been involved with UK Inbound and MTV.

Successful completion of the two-year course will provide you with a qualification that is the equivalent of three A Levels, enabling you to continue to university, a higher level Apprenticeship or employment.

Please note some students will complete a certificate before progressing to the diploma, whilst others will have the option to start on the diploma and progress to an extended diploma.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following subjects:

  •  The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  •  Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  •  Preparing for a Career in Travel and Tourism
  • Specialist Tourism
  • Resort Representative
  • Tour Guiding
  • UK Airports.

During the course, you will have the opportunity to meet industry employers and guest speakers, and visit an airport for a tour behind the scenes, along with opportunities to visit local tourism attractions. Your individualised study programme will comprise the following areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this course you will need one of the following:

  • five GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C), including English and maths
  • a BTEC first diploma
  • an NVQ level 2/technical certificate (merit or above)
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship course
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

This course is assessed entirely by coursework. There are no exams.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to:

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: IDTT3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2500

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Luis Inacio

"For anyone who is thinking of studying travel and tourism at the College I say go for it! The course gives you so many different opportunities and opens so many doors."

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