Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

This course ‘Travel to Employment’ prepares you to work within the travel industry. In year 1 you will study a range of units such as Worldwide travel and tourism destinations, the Principles of marketing for travel and tourism, Special interests holidays and independent travel, Business Travel, Global Distribution Systems (GDS – Galileo) and the Cruise Industry. If you stay for 2 years you will study more travel related units which would further develop your knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to either work or study further.

Entry Requirements

You will need:

  • 4 GCSEs at minimum Grade C in academic subjects;
  • Level 2 Diploma (Preferably in Travel and Tourism) at Merit or Distinction Level;
  • English and Maths at a minimum of GCSE Grade D or Functional Skills at level 1;
  • A good reference from your last place of study.

Applicants without the above but with relevant work experience may be accepted subject to interview, references, and a written test.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed through written assignments, reports, role plays, in class tests and online exams. This is an advanced level course which will require you do conduct a lot of independent research and written work.

Progression Opportunities

This course will allow you to progress onto a Degree/Foundation Degree typically in Travel & Tourism at selected universities.

You could work as a Hotel Receptionist, Travel Agency Consultant, Airport Customer Services Agent, Overseas Holiday Representative, Flight Attendant, Cruise Ship Purser, Tourism Marketing Assistant, Brochure Production Assistant, Reservations Staff and Cabin Crew.

Alternatively, this course provides a good basis for you to apply for an internship, apprenticeship or training programme at a travel company.

Study Methods

This vocational course prepares you to either study further or to work within the travel and tourism industry. It is a practical course which incorporates a series of planned trips and visits both in the UK and abroad. You will also have to develop some of the core knowledge and skills you will need to work within the industry such as map reading, sourcing appropriate holidays for different client groups, using GDS to book flights, customer service etc. You will learn in dedicated classrooms and be assessed through a wide range of methods.

The costs of planned trips will range from £300 - £400 in both year 1 and in year 2. All trips are linked to course assessments.


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