Travel & Tourism Level 3 Extended Diploma

28385W1 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 06/09/2021
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

A career in travel and tourism can be extremely exciting and take you to all four corners of the globe. If you enjoy working with people, have good organisational skills and you are enthusiastic about travel, then one of our courses could be just what you are looking for. International travel and tourism is worth approximately £18 billion to the UK each year. It is big business. There are a wide range of career options to explore. Our courses will provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to pursue a career in this diverse sector. This two year course is suitable for learners who are focused on gaining an in depth knowledge of the tourism industry. Successful completion will enable progression onto higher education or employment. The course is designed to provide an insight into the exciting world of travel and tourism students have a unique opportunity to participate in a realistic working environment at our on site travel shop.

What will I study?

Travel and Tourism students will study: customer service and interpersonal skills in travel and tourism, worldwide travel destinations and transportation for travel and tourism. Further units of study could include visitor attractions, holiday representatives, promotional activities and travel planning. At Level 3 further units include: special interest tourism, airfares and ticketing, arranging business travel, cruises, conference and events, holiday park host and ski chalet hosts. You will also learn the generic skills demanded in every industry, to improve the opportunity to secure employment in any organisation.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years

How will I be assessed?

By realistic integrated vocational assignments, internally and externally assessed.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-4 or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

On successful completion at Level 3, you may secure employment or go on to university level study and choose from a wide range of degrees including: Event Management, Tourism Management and Leisure & Tourism. Highly experienced Cabin Crew can earn up to £30k a year on average. You could earn more with overtime and flight allowances. Some airlines offer free or discounted flights to cabin crew staff and their families. Salaries in Event Management can range from £20- £40k a year. Other career opportunities include Travel Agent, Conference Manager, Holiday Representative, Holiday Transport Operator, Tour Manager, Tourist Information Officer, Airport Ground Staff and Travel Agency Manager.

Other Information

There are opportunities to undertake work experiencewith travel and service industry employers. Students are encouraged to organise and participate in exciting residentials and visits to a variety of local attractions and tourism facilities, these excurs

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£6373.00 Yes Yes

Exam Fee


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