This qualification aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills, and understanding relating to travel and tourism in areas such as travel agency operations, cabin crew, tour guiding and hospitality management, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles.
To study this qualification you need 5 GCSE with English Language and maths at a 4 or above.
Over the two years you will complete a range of units that will prepare you for a career in Travel and Tourism or for university.
You will study a range of topics including:
Understanding the Travel and Tourism Industry
Customer Service Skills
Cabin Crew and Airlines Resort Reps
Responsible Tourism Specialist
Tourism Visitor Attractions
Where possible all units will be linked to real scenarios with guest speakers and trips to bring this exciting course alive.
This will all be backed with career advice and guidance.
Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.
You will create a portfolio of evidence including written assignments, research evidence, online activities and witness statements for practical tasks
Each unit of work will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* by your teacher. The work is then checked and moderated by a visiting NCFE invigilator.
During the first year you will achieve a NCFE Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism which will consist of 3 mandatory units and 6 additional units.
Completion of the second year your qualification becomes an NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism consisting of 9 further units
This qualification opens the door to many careers with its transferable skills such as:
Travel Agency Manager
Travel Account Manager
Business Travel Manager
Cruise Ship Worker
This year 50% of students were accepted to university to study International Travel with either management, marketing or event management elements linked.
We enrich our students' learning with trips such as:
SEP Training with BA at Heathrow Airport
London visit to tourist attractions to learn how they operate and see the knowledge learnt in class in action
Trade and exhibition visits
Grand Hotel Visit
Customer service at Thorpe Park
Trip fees payable as part of the course, details will be shared upon interview.
We also try to build a non-mandatory overseas trip during our students two years to enhance the learning of travel.
For students hoping to follow an university path, this qualification appears on the UCAS Tariff Points table for completion for the Extended Diploma.