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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Level Further Education
Start Date 07/09/2020

Other start dates

Course overview

This practical, work-related, course provides you with a good understanding and knowledge of the Travel & Tourism industry, will improve your skills and prepare you to progress onto a higher level course.

It is suitable for school leavers who are interested in pursuing a career in the Travel & Tourism industry.

You’ll need to be enthusiastic and interested in developing your customer service and communication skills and be willing to participate in group and practical activities.

The course provides you with the opportunity to go on a number of local visits and to give you a solid grounding in the industry before you progress onto Level 2, or if you want to gain an industry insight before choosing a career.

What you'll study

You will study a variety of topics that help you to gain an understanding of the Travel & Tourism industry in the local area and beyond.

You will study the following elements:

  • Accessible Travel
  • Customer Service
  • Itinerary Planning
  • Package Travel & Promotions
  • Providing Information
  • UK Travel & Tourism
  • Worldwide Geography

Our experienced staff will deliver a combination of theory and practical learning and you will also carry out independent student research.

You will develop your industry specific skills through the use of the latest travel industry atlases, directories and manuals.

You will also get the opportunity to do work experience.

  • Customer service skills
  • Employability skills
  • English and Maths skills
  • Geographical knowledge of the UK and beyond
  • Group work skills
  • Information gathering skills
  • Public speaking skills

You’ll also have English and Maths in your timetable to help you improve your skills in those areas.

This will assist you in areas such as assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your finances and the interpretation of data.

These skills will also help you in the future as most employers look for evidence of ability in these areas. 100% attendance in these lessons is therefore mandatory.

  • You will study a variety of topics that help you to gain an understanding of the Travel & Tourism industry in the local area and beyond.

    You will study the following elements:

    • Accessible Travel
    • Customer Service
    • Itinerary Planning
    • Package Travel & Promotions
    • Providing Information
    • UK Travel & Tourism
    • Worldwide Geography
  • Our experienced staff will deliver a combination of theory and practical learning and you will also carry out independent student research.

    You will develop your industry specific skills through the use of the latest travel industry atlases, directories and manuals.

    You will also get the opportunity to do work experience.

    • Customer service skills
    • Employability skills
    • English and Maths skills
    • Geographical knowledge of the UK and beyond
    • Group work skills
    • Information gathering skills
    • Public speaking skills
  • You’ll also have English and Maths in your timetable to help you improve your skills in those areas.

    This will assist you in areas such as assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your finances and the interpretation of data.

    These skills will also help you in the future as most employers look for evidence of ability in these areas. 100% attendance in these lessons is therefore mandatory.

Assessment

The work you do on this course will be internally assessed but there will be a small number of online tests.

Ongoing assessment takes place throughout the course to enable you to develop a portfolio of evidence.

Typical assessments will be in the form of:

  • Group & Individual work
  • Online tests (three units)
  • Practical tasks and role play activities
  • Presentations
  • Professional discussion
  • Written work

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths
Grade D-E/3-2
GCSE English
Grade D-E/3-2
Entry Level 3
Related topic

There are no specific entry requirements but most learners have GCSE grades at E/2 and below and/or have completed an Entry 3 level course prior to enrolling.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

Career opportunities in the Travel and Tourism sector include:

  • Air crew (cabin crew & flight crew)
  • Airport operations & ground handling
  • Airport security
  • Conference and banqueting assistant
  • Cruise ship staff
  • Holiday representative
  • Hotel receptionist
  • Overseas resort representative
  • Passport control/UK order agent
  • Tour guide
  • Tourist Information
  • Tour Operations
  • Travel Agent (Retail or Business).

Careers and skills

Sarah O'Connell

Travel and Tourism Tutor

"At Bradford College, we are determined to give our students the education and experience to help launch them into successful careers and partnerships with employers such as Holiday Inn are invaluable."

Sarah O'Connell

Travel and Tourism Tutor

"At Bradford College, we are determined to give our students the education and experience to help launch them into successful careers and partnerships with employers such as Holiday Inn are invaluable."

Next steps

This course includes compulsory day-trips (both locally and regionally) that you will have to pay for. The cost of these visits over the course of the year will be about £80. Destinations include the local area, Blackpool, Leeds and York. There will also be a program of guest speakers. You will also have to purchase a study pack (including a lever arch file, dividers, plastic wallets, general stationery and a Flash Drive) and these must be brought with you for each session. This will cost approximately £10. Please note that you are required to wear a uniform whilst studying on this course, comprising of plain black trousers/skirt (no leggings) and smart shoes (no trainers) which you can source yourself. You will have to purchase from us a uniform pack that includes a Bradford College branded formal shirt and tie/scarf, polo shirt and fleece jacket and a stationery pack. These items must be bought before the course starts and worn/brought from the first day of induction. The approximate cost for these items is £30-£40.

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Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees.

The amount depends on the course and on the number of hours. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.

Email: enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk.

Student Finance

You may be entitled to financial support whilst you study. For more information, contact our Student Finance Team.

Tel: 01274 088 349 Email: studentfunding@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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