Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire
September 2 years Level 3 Full-Time City Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is designed for people with a desire to work within the vibrant and ever-changing travel and tourism sector in the many diverse careers it can offer.

Over the course of the 2 years, you will participate in variety of external overseas visits, gain valuable work experience, improve both academic and social skills as well as develop a knowledge and understanding of the sector.

The travel industry is constantly evolving in many ways, despite setbacks. It is predicted to employ approx. 3.7 million people in the UK within the next 5-10 years and there are opportunities available for various careers.

This course will introduce you the sector and you will gain work experience and develop your skills.

You will need a minimum of four GCSE’s at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Math's), as well as hold a level 2 extended certificate in travel and tourism at merit grade or higher.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There is a contribution required for trips, visits and uniform at the start of each academic year. The current contribution is £100. This is subject to change. Eligible students may qualify for a bursary payment contribution to help with costs.

This 2 year programme is taught through online tests, time constrained assessments and coursewor, which will involve practical assessments, presentations or theory based research.

You will study various units, including worldwide travel and tourism destinations, special interest holidays and independent travel, as well as planning and delivering guided tours.

You will require a grade 4 in Maths and English Language.

You will complete a work placement in both years, which will give you an insight into working within the industry. This will be subject to availability.

We work very closely with both Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports.

We also work with Jet2, DFDS, Hilton Hotels, Beamish Museum, the George Washington Hotel and Hays Travel, as well as many more.

You will be expected to undertake independent study time outside of classes.

The course is delivered on a set timetable, Monday-Friday between the hours of 09.00 - 17.00 usually. A full timetable will be provided at the beginning of the course.

You will study 8 units as part of this course, 6 of which are mandatory, while 2 are external.

The 8 units include:

- The World of Travel and Tourism
- Global Destinations
- Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
- Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism
- Travel and Tourism Enterprises
- Researching Current Travel Trends and Key Issues in Travel and Tourism
- Visitor Attractions
- Working Overseas

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What’s next?

On successful completion of the course you could progress to our higher education programme – HND in International Travel and Tourism Management or move on to a university degree programme. Alternatively you could go directly into employment within the travel and tourism industry.

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