Travel & Tourism, Extended Diploma Level 3
- September 2023, Full Time
The travel industry is a fast paced industry which offers a variety of career opportunities both in the UK and abroad. This two year course provides an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge required for a career in this industry. We have many links with local and national companies in the travel industry who are there to support our students and share their industry knowledge.
The Extended Diploma is delivered as a two year programme:
Students are expected to satisfactorily complete year 1 of the programme prior to being considered for progression to year 2.
Content Year One:
Tourism in the UK
Promotions and Sales in Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism Destinations - England
Travel and Tourism Destinations - Scotland
The UK Conference and Event Industry
Entertainment in the Travel Industry
Delivering guided tours
Farm and Rural tourism in the UK
NCFE Level 2 Introduction to Cabin Crew
Year Two Content
Worldwide Travel Destinations
Special Interest Tourism
Ski Chalet Host
Developing People in Travel and Tourism
Worldwide Adventure Tourism
NCFE Level 2 Resort Representatives
Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Minimum 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including Maths and English. Or an equivalent Level 2 qualification including GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. Demonstrate an interest in the course and a understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry. Candidates are invited to attend an informal interview and must provide a reference.
Assessment takes a variety of forms including written assignments, online tests, role plays, practical work, group work and observation.
After successfully completing year one of the course at merit level with good attendance and disciplinary record, you will continue onto year two of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.
Future options include;
- Degree in Travel and Tourism.
- Degree in Leisure and Events Management.
The Travel and Tourism sector continues to grow which means there are opportunities for a flexible skilled workforce. The UK travel industry has shown a increase in job roles in recent years both abroad and in the UK.
- Air Cabin Crew
- Travel agent
- Tourist guide
- Holiday resort reps.
This course provides numerous opportunities to meet potential employers and many of our students have successfully secured employment with them at travel agencies, the airport and holiday resorts either on an apprenticeship basis or direct employment.
Currently for UK students aged under 19 years old on the 31st August prior to the start of your course, your tuition fees are free. In addition to this there will be costs for trips and study visits, the details of which will be advised at enrolment. All students wear a uniform of black trousers or skirt, red polo shirt and black hoodie which you can order and purchase at enrolment. Financial support could be available depending on your circumstances. Please check our Finance pages for fee information and any financial help that may be available.