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.
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."