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.
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.