Travel and Tourism

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Qualification type: Extended Certificate
Level: Level 1 and level 2
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date September 2017
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

The Travel and Tourism industry continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK economy. It is a major employer of people in the UK and employs more people worldwide than any other industry. The largest growth market is currently the cruising industry. As a result the opportunities available in the industry are vast and can include: Overseas Resort Representatives, Tour Guides, Tourist Information Advisers, Air Cabin Crew, Travel Consultants and Events Organisers.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.  You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

To develop your employability opportunities you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades D-E, including English and maths, or a level 1 qualification in a relevant area.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college and we will request a school or college report.

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

You will be studying a range of 12 different units across the year. There are two external examinations and the other eight are portfolio based and will be assessed through a range of methods. These might include reports, presentations, display boards, leaflets etc.

The units you are likely to be studying are:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector (external exam)
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • The development of travel and tourism in the UK
  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism
  • Travel and tourism business environments (external exam)
  • Travel and tourism employment opportunities
  • Holiday representatives
  • The cruise industry
  • UK visitor attractions
  • The travel and tourism customer experience
  • UK travel agency operations

These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this time. We do endeavor to keep our units as accurate as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

What next

You can progress on to a Level 3 diploma, or seek work in overseas resorts.

You can also work within the tourism industry as a tour guide, travel representative, within events management, or in groundside aviation operations.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

Fees and funding

Full time further education course tuition fees are free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies, however if you are 19 years or over tuition fees will apply.

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.

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

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