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Highlights of Tourism

Course Code: TRV3

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

About the course

This course is designed to take your passion for travel and turn it into the skills you need for a career in the industry. Whether you wish to become a travel agent, work as a holiday rep or enter the conference and events market, this course will cover a range of careers in the tourism sector.

You’ll get the chance to explore what the UK and the rest of the world have to offer by planning trips, as well as having the opportunity to travel on trips overseen by City College. You’ll test your creative skills by stepping into the shoes of a holiday rep and developing an entertainment programme, and host an event to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

Let us help you stand out from the crowd and gain your dream job.

What you'll learn

You will study the following subjects:

  • promotion and sales in travel and tourism
  • special interest holidays and independent travel
  • conferences and events
  • worldwide adventure tourism
  • tourism in the UK
  • developing an entertainment programme in travel and tourism
  • work placement in travel and tourism
  • overseas representatives.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

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

You will need four GCSEs at grade D (3/4) over above, including English and maths, or a Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.


You will be assessed through a combination of short written tests, case studies, presentations and role plays.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you may progress to a career as an overseas holiday representative, a children’s representative, a resort courier or a holiday park host.

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.)


Course Code: TRV3

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.