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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

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 (3).

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.

Course Content

You will cover a variety of units:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • Travel and tourism business environments
  • Delivering the travel and tourism customer experience
  • Marketing in travel and tourism
  • Airports and airlines

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via practical tasks, tests and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can advance to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aviation.

Careers

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.

 

 

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This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Dave Essam

Dave Essam

Operations director attributes career journey to confidence gained at Derby College

Taking  leisure and tourism qualifications with Derby College led to the job in travel Dave Essam had always dreamed of.
Thanks to the knowledge – and confidence – he gained at South East Derbyshire College (now part of Derby College Group), he enjoyed a long career with Co-op Travel, spending more than seven years as assistant manager of the flagship Ilkeston branch.
Dave, now 40, said: “Working in the travel industry was amazing. I went all over the world and got to see so many countries, including America and Australia.”
Despite loving his work, he decided to switch careers in 2009, and is now operations director of Frontline Recruitment. He found the management and people skills he acquired while working in travel highly transferable to the recruitment sector.
Dave attributes much of his career success to the help and support he received when he first went to college aged 17.
He said: “I liked my time at college. It was a good set up and going there did a lot for my confidence. The lecturers were great – really supportive – and I’m still in touch with one of them, Julie Gibson. My family was going through a tough time back then as my mum had just been diagnosed with MS. The staff on my course were understanding and did all they could to help me. They worked hard for all of us and wanted everyone on the course to do well.”
Dave was promoted to his current role with Frontline Recruitment  in February 2019. The business delivers temporary, permanent and on-site recruitment solutions in sectors such as commercial, driving and industrial to clients in the UK & Europe.

I liked my time at college. It was a good set up and going there did a lot for my confidence. The lecturers were great – really supportive – and I’m still in touch with one of them, Julie Gibson. My family was going through a tough time back then as my mum had just been diagnosed with MS. The staff on my course were understanding and did all they could to help me. They worked hard for all of us and wanted everyone on the course to do well.

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