This course provides a foundation of knowledge and skills, along with work experience, to help you gain employment within the holiday industry and progress to the next level of study.
You should have a desire to work with people and should be interested in travel and holiday destinations.
You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills and should be able to organise your written work into your portfolio.
All individuals will attend an interview to discuss the course and what it entails. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out if this course is for you.
The units you will undertake cover themes such as:
The course is continuously assessed using a wide range of methods including projects and practical assessments, displays and role play exercises. All coursework will be compiled to build a portfolio.
You will need to have the correct uniform:
Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, you may wish to progress to further study such as the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or the Level 2 Diploma in Cabin Crew.
Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the travel and tourism industry, including roles such as tour operator, travel agent, air cabin crew and tourist centre assistant.
(These qualifications are on the Department of Education headline performance measures in the technical award category).
Derby College travel and tourism student Tayla Barnes is broadening her horizons after landing a full-time job as a travel adviser with TUI, the world's largest travel group.
Tayla, who completes her level 3 course this summer, will be based in Nottingham's busy city centre TUI branch assisting with customers' bookings and inquiries.
Tayla, who is 19 and from Heanor has always liked travel and was delighted to discover her perfect course at Derby College.
Tayla first began her journey with TUI after getting part-time work at the group's Ilkeston branch though college. She is now looking forward to her travel adviser's role, and, in a few years' time, taking the opportunity to move departments within TUI, perhaps working for its airline or call centres.
I had thought about doing A levels after school but the travel and tourism course at Derby College really appealed to me. I honestly had no idea that such a course existed but once I knew it did, I went along to a college open day and found out as much information as I could.
I enjoy college. The staff are really good – they're always there to help us and the course content is great. I've learned so much, particularly about the business side of the travel industry.