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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

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Course Description

Travel and tourism is an exciting, challenging and vibrant industry, and accounts for over 200 million jobs worldwide. It is a multi-billion pound business and is the fastest growing sector in the world, accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in the UK alone.

This course covers 12 units and is designed for those interested in a career in the travel and tourism sector, giving students a solid foundation in various aspects of the industry.


Qualifications

Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D/3 or above to include English and Mathematics. All students are required to achieve GCSE grade C/4 in Maths and English. If the required grade is not reached there are opportunities to study these subjects at college alongside the course to help achieve it. This is a government requirement but also needed by many employers for any numbers of careers.

Details

This course is taught by a mix of classroom teaching, practical group sessions and projects to demonstrate understanding of key travel and tourism principles.

Topics on this course include:

  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • UK travel agency operations
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • Factors effecting worldwide travel and tourism
  • The travel and tourism customer experience
  • UK travel destinations
  • Planning a trip to a visitor attraction
  • Holiday representatives
  • The cruise industry
  • Hospitality operations in the travel and tourism sector

Work Experience

There are no work experience placements on Level 2. Work experience takes place in the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma. Certain day trips are organised during the year, with previous tourism areas visited including York, Blackpool and the Yorkshire Dales.

Progression

Upon completion of this course, students have the option to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism / BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism (with Cabin Crew and Travel Services) or continue in employment. Possible careers are: Event’s organiser, hospitality, marketing, customer service, overseas resort rep, tour and cruise operators and airport and airline personnel.

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