The course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills, personal qualities and an attitude to succeed in working life. You will undertake a number of study visits, including an overseas residential (subject to approval). We normally ask for a contribution towards the costs of these visits.
The course will provide you with a thorough understanding of some of the key sectors in the Travel and Tourism industry. Its aim is to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge vital for a career within the industry.
Over two years you will cover 16 units covering a range of vocational topics. The units are subject to change but normally include:
Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
Promotions and sales in travel and tourism
Special interest holidays and independent travel
Travel and tourism destinations – England
Tourism in the UK
Investigating the cruise industry
Developing people in travel and tourism
Travel and tourism destinations – Scotland
Holiday park hosts
Ancillary sales and services
Work placement in travel and tourism
Planning and delivering guided tours
Conferences and events
The course will give you the opportunity to discover how a range of sectors operate and what job roles and responsibilities are available within the industry. This will be achieved through work experience, practical assessments and by completing assignments which are based on realistic workplace situations.
The course allows learners to reach their full potential by the development of interpersonal skills such as communication and teamwork. Learners will also develop their written work and presentation skills.
More than just a Course
If you are interested in a career in Travel, Tameside College offers a wide range of courses to get you started in the fast paced Travel and Tourism sector.
Travel and Tourism is an exciting and challenging subject. It can lead to many career prospects including aviation, hospitality, tour operations and retail travel. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward into industry.
This is a full time programme studied over two years. On successful completion of the first year you will have the option to continue onto the second year of the course to achieve the full Extended Diploma. You will learn through a variety of methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects, presentations and roleplays.
5 GCSEs Grade A*- C including Maths and English
On completion of this two year course you will have the option of progressing into a career in travel and tourism or continue onto a further specialist Travel and Tourism course in higher education.