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Qualification name Applied Diploma in Tourism
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2023
Cost £0.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

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Students aged 16+ who would like to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills associated with tourism organisation and activities. It is designed to provide a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

Required - 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English 95% attendance in year 11 Positive feedback from year 10 work experience if applicable A good work ethos in relation to coursework subjects Desirable - Level 2p or above in BTEC Travel and Tourism 4 or above in English

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Coursework The United Kingdom – different types of destinations, the sectors of the tourism industry, marketing principles, employment opportunities, management of UK tourism destinations  Worldwide tourism Destinations – The controlled assessment looks at the motivation to travel, work on a long and short haul destination including the types of transport within destinations, how accessibility has increased and improved etc and planning marketing campaigns for a specific destination The Dynamic Tourism industry – External pressures, changing fashions, transport and ICT development, Environmental awareness and how it can affect tourism, understand current issues facing the industry Event and itinerary planning – You will organise an event and assess the business planning elements of the trip, you will understand the role and characteristics of tour operators and analyse different tour itineraries and how they meet the need of different tourists. You will then use the information you have gained to plan and present your own UK tour itinerary

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Classroom based.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

2 internally assessed controlled assignment-based units throughout the course – 1 in the first year and 1 in the second year 2 externally assessed unit. 1 taken at the end of the first year and the other taken at the end of the 2nd year. Both examinations are 1 hour and 30 minutes long and are worth 75 marks

Working in a travel agent/tour operator

Working a ski season abroad/as part of a gap year.

Working in the hospitality and catering industry eg events management, hotel receptionist, etc

Sustainable tourism representative

Working in the airline industry eg baggage handler, check-in agent, cabin crew

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Name Longdean School
Address Rumballs Road
Hemel Hempstead
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