This qualifiaction is ideal if you are interested in the visitor economy sector, offering you the chance to plan and take part in a wide variety of travel and hospitality events.
You need a passion to succeed and a GCSE at grade 4 or above in English and grade 3 or above in Maths, plus an additional four GCSEs at grade 4 and above.
You will cover the following core units:
You will be assessed both practically and through written work.
A uniform will be required at an approximate cost of £135.
You could progress to a higher qualification such as a foundation degree or pursue a career working in the travel, tourism and events industries.
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.