Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

During this advanced course, you will develop your awareness of the latest travel trends, both nationally and internationally, gain valuable work experience within the industry, understand the importance of marketing and responsible tourism, and discover what it takes to become a successful holiday representative.

You will also have the opportunity to undertake Mandarin lessons alongside this course, in addition to investigating the cruise industry and exploring retail travel operations and events management.

Our successful alumna, Ronnie, achieved D*D*D* after completing this course and has since progressed to Manchester Metropolitan University, studying a degree in Business Enterprise and Marketing.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • The UK/European/long-haul destinations
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Retail travel operations
  • Work experience in the travel and tourism sector
  • UK visitor attractions
  • Entertainment for holidaymakers
  • Working as a children's representative in travel and tourism
  • Tourism in rural areas
  • Events, conferences and exhibitions
  • Investigating the cruise industry
  • Organising a travel and tourism study visit
  • Responsible tourism
  • Marketing travel and tourism
  • Products and services
  • Working as a holiday representative

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of short written tests, case studies, projects, presentations and role plays.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will be ready to launch your career in travel and tourism, one of the most exciting and fastest growing industries. You may choose to work within a holiday resort, events management, an airport and much more.

You will also have the opportunity to study a degree at university, enabling you to advance your knowledge and enhance your job prospects.

Ref: Jen McGill

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Why study Travel and Tourism with us?

High Success Rates

70% of our Travel and Tourism students have secured successful careers.

Employer Links

We have fantastic employer links with international airports and global airlines.

Progression Opportunities

You'll have the opportunity to progress on to university or into employment.

Diverse Courses

We offer a diverse range of courses to support your career aspirations and goals.

Work Experience

Gain valuable work experience abroad and in the UK alongside your studies.

Experienced Tutors

Our tutors have real, industry experience and a passion for what they teach.