Tourism Events Assistant

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Qualification type: Technical Certificate
Level: Level 2
Awarding body EDEXCEL
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date 4th September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

The new BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate for Tourism Events Assistant is an exciting new qualification for learners who want to start a career that involves organising and delivering events within the tourism sector.

The qualification has been developed in consultation with employers within the tourism sector. This means that it will enable you to develop the skills and behaviour that give you the best opportunity to be successful in applying for work.

The course also allows you unique chances to travel to places within the UK as part of the course to gain real life experience. Previous trips have been in the UK and included Forbidden Corner, Beamish, Flamingo Land and the York Christmas Market. We have also offered some international trips to Disneyland Paris and New York.

This course is ideally designed for 16-18 year old school leavers.

The BTEC Level 2 Technical Certificate study programme will consist of the following elements which you will need to complete:

• Main qualification – as above
• Individual & group tutorial sessions
• Development of English and mathematics.
• Development of enterprise and employability skills

This course also includes additional cabin crew qualifications.

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to ensure complete accuracy the college reserves the right to make changes to study programmes where appropriate. The college reserves the right to run this programme if insufficient students enrol.

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Entry requirements

You will need to have 4 GCSEs with grades D-E or 2-3 points, including maths and English. Your acceptance on the course will also be subject to an interview and evidence of a good attendance record.

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

This is a totally new course that allows you to learn in a different way. It will give you the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge, technical and practical skills, and to apply these skills in work-related environments.

The areas you will study are:
- planning and organising tourism events
- delivering customer service
- delivering a tourism event
- reviewing own practice and that of a tourism team.

You will also study an extra course, Cabin Crew. Cabin Crew will be offered alongside your main qualification to give you an understanding into the world of being a Cabin Crew member. It will give you the skills and confidence to help you further your career if Cabin Crew is your dream job!

How will I be assessed

Unit 1 will be externally assessed through an onscreen test. Units 2, 3 and 4 are internally assessed through assignments. One of these assignments is a vocational activity where learners have to deliver and review a tourism event with their peers in a real working environment.

What next

Students that study this new course would be expected to move into employment (ready for tourism events assistant or tourism assistant) or progress onto a Level 3 Travel and Tourism course.

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.

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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