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Diploma in Travel and Tourism – Level 3

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of the travel and tourism industry. It will prepare you for securing and working in a wide variety of roles within an airport, airline or other parts of the sector.  In addition, you can study for a GCSE resit in Maths.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Travel and Tourism
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/diploma-in-travel-and-tourism-level-3
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Course Information for Students

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of the travel and tourism industry. It will prepare you for working in a wide variety of different roles within this broad sector. You may have an interest in passenger transport, airports and aviation, the tourist economy, conferences and events, marketing and promotion, accommodation services and customer service or in roles such as holiday rep, travel agent and cabin crew.

You will hear from guest speakers representing some of the largest air travel organisations. The course also includes mock interviews and work placements with Agiito, Jurys Inn and Derby Museums, to name but a few.

In the first year of the course you will study an Extended Certificate before moving on to the Diploma in Year Two. Where required, you can resit your GCSE Maths to ensure a high grade achievement.

You will need the majority of your GCSEs to be at grade 4 or above, including English at grade 4 or better. Students with a grade 2 or 3 in Maths will also study for their resit exam in this subject. 

Alternatively, students with a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew or related qualification and a grade 4 GCSE in English will be considered. A keen interest in the subject is essential, so too is a customer focussed outlook.

You will learn about a wide range of subjects. Each will have a number of assessments which will contain a range of Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria.

You will cover a variety of units over two years, for example:

  • The World of Travel and Tourism*
  • Global Destinations*
  • Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Conferences and Events
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Travel and Tourism Enterprises
  • Sustainable Tourism

*These involve externally set assessments.

GCSE Maths will be assessed through a series of national exams held in May/June.

This course will be delivered at the Roundhouse campus. 

Students will have face-to-face lessons for 3-4 days per week. It is expected that time will be prioritised away from College in order to keep up to date with assessments, research and further study.

All students are expected to wear a blue blazer/tailored jacket and white collared shirt while attending lessons. They should also have smart shoes and matching tailored skirt or trousers for work placements, interviews and visits.

Students may be able to secure financial support towards the cost of the uniform.

There will also be a nominal charge for selected trips and visits. In previous years students have travelled to London’s major attractions, airports and passenger transport hubs, local visitor attractions, conferences and tourist destinations.

Students are advised to have their own laptop or device to aid their studies during their time at College.

Assessments will be carried out using a variety of methods including role play, presentations, essays, case studies and activities.

Students will need to have good time management and organisation skills in order to meet the ongoing assessment deadlines successfully.

Two units involve externally set exams.

GCSE Maths will be assessed through a series of national exams in May/June.

Further Study

On completion of the Diploma, you may wish to continue for a third year to complete the Extended Diploma and increase your UCAS points in order to continue your studies into higher education.

Careers

There are opportunities to secure a wide variety of job roles with an airport operator, airline or the wider aviation industry. The skills gained are also relevant for many other roles within the travel industry. Indeed, the transferable skills you develop on this course will be beneficial for customer facing roles in a range of industry sectors.

For more information, contact ruth.benn@derby-college.ac.uk /  enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call us on 0800 0280289

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information



This course could lead to one of these careers...

Travel Agents

£22067

Travel Agents

Rail Travel Assistants

£27299

Rail Travel Assistants

Rail Travel Assistants

£27299

Rail Travel Assistants

Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

£22584

Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

Importers and Exporters

£28376

Importers and Exporters

Rail Travel Assistants

£27299

Rail Travel Assistants

Leisure and Travel Service Occupations

£16700

Leisure and Travel Service Occupations

£0

Librarians

£19455

Librarians

Project Support Officers

£28930

Project Support Officers

Travel Agents

£22067

Travel Agents

Managers and Proprietors in Other Services

£28396

Managers and Proprietors in Other Services

Taxi and Cab Drivers and Chauffeurs

£29115

Taxi and Cab Drivers and Chauffeurs

Train and Tram Drivers

£61513

Train and Tram Drivers

Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors

£32680

Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors

Customer Service Supervisors

£29220

Customer Service Supervisors

£0

Air Transport Operatives

£27006

Air Transport Operatives

Rail Transport Operatives

£41028

Rail Transport Operatives

Other Drivers and Transport Operatives

£50094

Other Drivers and Transport Operatives

Customer Service Occupations

£19698

Customer Service Occupations

Call and Contact Centre Occupations

£20039

Call and Contact Centre Occupations

Sales and Retail Assistants

£13000

Sales and Retail Assistants

£0

£0

Receptionists

£16755

Receptionists

Boat and Ship Builders and Repairers

£32289

Boat and Ship Builders and Repairers

Ship and Hovercraft Officers

£62497

Ship and Hovercraft Officers

Aircraft Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

£62497

Aircraft Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

£31103

Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

£0

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: March 19, 2024 10:14 am