This course has been designed for students who work - or want to work - in holiday centres, tour operator companies, travel agencies, tourist information centres, tourist attractions, cruise line companies or conference and events organisations.
You will need a minimum of either Maths or English GCSE at grade C (4) plus Maths or English GCSE at grade D (3) plus two other GCSEs at grade D (4).
It is essential that you show a commitment to maintaining high standards of attendance and meeting deadlines.
If you are a mature student, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject.
The course features the following mandatory units:
There is also a variety of optional units including:
You will be assessed via practical tasks, tests and assignments.
All students are required to wear the standard uniform which you can order during enrolment. The cost is approximately £135, including a jacket, skirt for ladies and trousers for men, a shirt and either a tie or scarf.
You may be able to secure financial support towards the cost of the uniform.
There will also be a nominal charge for trips and visits.
You can advance to the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism or Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism with six months of overseas work placement.
You can explore roles such as travel agent, tour operator, rep in a holiday centre and tourist information officer as well as jobs on cruise liners, with tourist attractions and with conference or events organisations.
Former Travel and Tourism student Daisy Gallacher clinched a holiday rep job at national company Thomson Holidays thanks to the industry insight she gained during her course. Daisy had originally set her sights on a cabin crew job but, after learning more about the career opportunities at holiday resorts.
"The course showed me the opportunities available in the travel and tourism industry and, as I love working with people, I set my sights on a reps job.
"This was the first job that I applied for whilst still at College. We had to go through a lengthy recruitment process but I was delighted when I got the high season job.
"Knowing about the industry and the specific role of the reps was definitely an advantage.
"It is a contract until the early Autumn and I will then be well placed to apply for other jobs around the company at resorts across the world."