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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code PHL2ECTT
Awarding Body NCFE
Level Further Education
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

Travel and Tourism is now one of the largest sectors in the world in terms of generating jobs and income.

This one year course has been designed to meet the needs of those who want to work in the travel and tourism industry, for example: holiday centres, tour operator companies, travel agencies, cruise line companies or conference events organisations.

The course will allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the travel and tourism sector.

Many of the course units will be delivered together with all students; however you will have the flexibility to choose your own study route for part of the course to help your progression in either the retail or business travel sector.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

You will study the following mandatory units:

  • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
  • The UK Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Barista Level 2 (City & Guilds)

You will be able to choose from the following optional units:

  • Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Understanding Package Holidays
  • Hospitality in Travel & Tourism
  • Know about Airports and Airlines

A work placement in Travel & Tourism will be part of your programme.

 

The course is 80% classroom-based study and 20% practical activities.

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations and you will also carry out independent student research.

You will develop skills using the latest travel industry directories and manuals.

  • 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 the following mandatory units:

    • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
    • The UK Travel & Tourism Industry
    • Barista Level 2 (City & Guilds)

    You will be able to choose from the following optional units:

    • Travel and Tourism Destinations
    • Understanding Package Holidays
    • Hospitality in Travel & Tourism
    • Know about Airports and Airlines

    A work placement in Travel & Tourism will be part of your programme.

     

  • The course is 80% classroom-based study and 20% practical activities.

    Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations and you will also carry out independent student research.

    You will develop skills using the latest travel industry directories and manuals.

    • 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 English
Grade D/3
GCSE Maths
Grade D/3
Level 1
Related subject

English and/or Maths 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

Work experience is part of this course.

For this Level 2 course you will do a short period of work placement in the college training restaurant and coffee bar.

You will be completing an additional qualification in Barista training (which is well thought of in the sector) and will provide you with useful skills that you can develop whilst working in the Coffee Shop in the college restaurant.

You are strongly advised to aim to secure part-time employment in a customer service setting to complement your studies, but please be mindful that your studies should be given precedence over any paid employment. If you struggle to find paid employment a good way to develop your employability skills and to increase your chances of success at interview is through voluntary work.

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).

A travel agent can earn £14,000 - £40,000+ a year.

A tour guide can earn £18,000 - £30,000+ a year.

Air cabin crew can earn £12,000 - £30,000+ a year.

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

Level 1 & 2 courses are government funded. Any students aged 16-23 completing their first level 3 qualification will have their course fees funded by the government.

Anyone aged 19-23 that is completing a second level 3 qualification will need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to pay for their fees. Support will be given on the application for this during enrolment. Anyone taking out one of these loans will not have to pay for this until they are earning a minimum of £25,000 a year.

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

For information about our student services, please click here.

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