Travel Consultant

Print Page
Qualification type: Advanced Apprenticeship
Level: Level 3
Awarding body Apprenticeship Standard
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date Various dates - TBC
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Apprenticeship

Course overview

If you are hard-working, innovative and driven and looking for a career that offers unlimited opportunities both nationally and internationally, then our Level 3 Travel Apprenticeship could be just what you are looking for.

This industry recognised Apprenticeship will develop your critical thinking and research skills. We have close working links with a number of industry organisations, including multiple and independent travel agents.

Travel consultants have a highly responsible role as they provide customer service, deliver a range of often complex travel arrangements, accommodation bookings and additional services which help ensure their travellers benefit from a positive experience.

You will be required to attend college one day a week, with additional days with an employer.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs, including GCSE maths and English grades A*- C , or at a grade 4 or higher, or an appropriate Level 2 Travel and Tourism qualification (at a merit if graded).

We will request a school or college report and you will need to attend an interview at the college.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

The content of the Apprenticeship standard for travel consultants has been approved by the Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC) and ABTA the Travel Association.

Within this apprenticeship framework you will cover key travel information such as passport and visa requirements, customs and tradition, differences in time zones, climate, medical safety information, foreign office advice and foreign exchange, travel terminology, and travel regulations.

How will I be assessed

Teaching and learning is achieved by using a range of methods including formal classes, set tutorial periods and projects to support many of the formal unit assessments. The period of learning, development and continuous assessment is managed by the employer, in most cases with the service of an education or training provider. Although learning, development and on-programme assessment is flexible and the process is not prescribed, the following is the recommended baseline expectation for an apprentice to achieve full competence in line with the standard.

Throughout the period of learning and development, and at least every three months, the apprentice should meet with the on-programme assessor to record their progress against the standard. At these reviews, evidence should be discussed and recorded by the apprentice. Once the apprentice is deemed competent the relevant section(s) of the standard should be signed off by the on-programme assessor and employer.

The end point assessment:

To pass the Apprenticeship programme you will complete an end point assessment. The independent end assessment is synoptic, which means it takes an overview of the apprentice's competence. The independent end assessment ensures that all apprentices consistently achieve the industry set professional standard for a travel consultant.

Things you may need

You will need to provide your own stationery, a file and possibly a course book (if required, this can be discussed at interview).


What next

Individuals that successfully achieve the Travel Consultant Apprenticeship standard will be well placed to progress within the industry into leadership or specialist travel roles, and also onto a higher level of training or an Apprenticeship in management.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Enquiry Form

If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

Monday, 30th April 2018 - 2pm-5pm

Royal Afternoon Tea

Stay Connected

2 hours ago"Join us @QueenStreetShop this Friday (10am-3pm) to win some fantastic prizes in our Travel & Tourism Prize Pod.…"

More Videos ›