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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

£18555

Travel Agents

Air Travel Assistants

£24292

Air Travel Assistants

Air Travel Assistants

£24292

Air Travel Assistants

Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

£17490

Roundspersons and Van Salespersons

Business Sales Executives

£32539

Business Sales Executives

Air Travel Assistants

£24292

Air Travel Assistants

Leisure and Travel Service Occupations n.e.c.

£15912

Leisure and Travel Service Occupations n.e.c.

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

£25834

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors

£27377

Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors

Marketing Associate Professionals

£23976

Marketing Associate Professionals

Travel Agents

£18555

Travel Agents

Managers and Proprietors in Other Services n.e.c.

£34070

Managers and Proprietors in Other Services n.e.c.

Bus and Coach Drivers

£22248

Bus and Coach Drivers

Train and Tram Drivers

£28855

Train and Tram Drivers

Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors

£24673

Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors

Customer Service Managers and Supervisors

£25980

Customer Service Managers and Supervisors

Research and Development Managers

£37024

Research and Development Managers

Air Transport Operatives

£33085

Air Transport Operatives

Rail Transport Operatives

£42248

Rail Transport Operatives

Other Drivers and Transport Operatives n.e.c.

£23105

Other Drivers and Transport Operatives n.e.c.

Customer Service Occupations n.e.c.

£16566

Customer Service Occupations n.e.c.

Call and Contact Centre Occupations

£17372

Call and Contact Centre Occupations

Sales and Retail Assistants

£12203

Sales and Retail Assistants

Waiters and Waitresses

£5951

Waiters and Waitresses

Bar Staff

£6784

Bar Staff

Receptionists

£14390

Receptionists

Aircraft Maintenance and Related Trades

£34709

Aircraft Maintenance and Related Trades

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

£86975

Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Air Traffic Controllers

£109266

Air Traffic Controllers

Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

£39209

Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

Leisure and Theme Park Attendants

£7411

Leisure and Theme Park Attendants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: April 7, 2022 3:41 pm