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Travel and Tourism

Course Code: IDTT3

Level: 3
Subject area: Travel & Tourism
Awarding body: Edexcel
Qualification: BTEC, Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One - 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.

What you'll learn

The course covers the following subjects:

  • investigating travel and tourism
  • customer service
  • European/worldwide and UK destinations
  • holiday representatives
  • conferencing and events
  • marketing in travel and tourism.

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
  • successful completion of an Apprenticeship course
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.
Assessments/Exams

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 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

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.)

Full-time

Course Code: IDTT3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £2500

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 A   or   D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   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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