Why Should You Take This Course?
This course is ideal for students who prefer coursework to exams, who enjoy independent research and are interested in working in one of the most exciting and expanding industries in the world.
This 18 unit vocational course will help you to understand the travel and tourism industry in the UK and overseas and to develop skills and knowledge needed to work in travel and tourism or progress to higher education.
You will study four core units and fourteen specialist units spread over the two years.
Core units include Customer Service and the UK as a Destination.
Specialist units include Long Haul Destinations, Working as a Holiday Rep, Marketing Travel and Tourism.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by your tutors as you go along and verified by Edexcel. The sum of your coursework marks will determine your final grade, which will be a Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to three A Levels.
Are there any special expenses?
You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and visits as part of the course. There is also the possibility of taking part in residential trips.
What could I do next?
This qualification prepares you for a range of careers in the UK or overseas travel and tourism industries, with employers such as Travel Agencies, Visitor Attractions, Tour Operators or Tourist Information Centres. It also allows for progression onto higher education courses such as degree courses in International Travel Management, Events Management or Tourism and Leisure Studies. As a possible extra qualification you will be able to gain a Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives.