Diploma in Travel and Tourism
1. Course details
|Qualification name||Diploma in Travel and Tourism|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||06 September 2021|
|Cost description||The fee stated for this course is the 19+ fee provided by the ESFA for courses starting in September 2020. We expect the 2021 fee to be similar so please use this as an approximation for fees until we are provided with the new costings from the ESFA.|
2. Who this course is for
Do you love travel? Looking for a career that is not your average 9-to-5? Our Travel and Tourism college course will introduce you to this dynamic international industry, putting you in a great position to move into employment or higher education study related to the sector. A wealth of opportunities are available in this field, with tour operators, airlines, hotels and tourist attractions among the many businesses seeking to recruit new talent. Our travel course covers a range of subjects, from UK and long-haul destinations to hospitality and events operations, giving you the background to explore a range of work and further study options related to the travel and tourism industry after you finish. This course is not just about sitting in the classroom. You will have opportunities to travel around the UK and elsewhere in the world on a number of residential visits, as well as the chance to go on placement in a tourism-related environment. You will also undertake practical work supported by outstanding simulation facilities in our new Aviation and Tourism Suite on campus.
3. Entry requirements
You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above (including maths and/or English), or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma (must also include GCSE English and/or maths at grade 4/C) or above). If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and/or maths and you are under 19, you will be required to complete an assessment so we can ensure you receive appropriate support. Applicants over 19 are not required to complete maths and English.
4. What you'll learn
The UK Travel and Tourism Industry, Customer Service in Travel and Tourism, Preparing for a Career in Travel and Tourism, Travel and Tourism Destinations, UK Visitor Attractions, Hospitality in Travel and Tourism, Investigating Airline Cabin Crew, UK Airports and Storytelling for Tourism. You will also have an individual study programme to help you build the skills and experience you need to progress onto higher education or gain employment. To help you secure your dream career, you will also continue developing your maths and English skills alongside your full-time course. If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4/C in English and maths at age 16, you will continue to study these through resits or taking Functional Skills at an appropriate level.
5. How you'll learn
You will mainly be assessed through coursework assignments and projects, some of which will involve industry-related visits. Previous visits have included London, Oxford, York and Cardiff.
6. What you'll need to bring
No equipment required.
7. How you'll be assessed
Check with course provider
8. Next steps
The second year of this Level 3 Travel and Tourism course features a work placement in a tourism-related environment, usually within hotels or visitor attractions. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Leonardo da Vinci European Work Placement Project, which involves a three-week placement at a European destination. A snapshot of some of the employers we have worked with: Cadbury World, Park Regis, Holiday Inn, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Pen Museum and National Express
|Name||UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM|
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|Phone||0121 604 1000|
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