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Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of aviation within the travel industry. It will prepare you for working in a wide variety of different roles within an airport or airline. It will also give you the knowledge to gain employment within the growing aviation freight sector.  In addition it will develop the skills needed to work in the wider travel industry and to help you achieve UCAS credits to progress into higher education.

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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/extended-diploma-in-travel-and-tourism
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Course Information for Students

This two-year course will give you an in-depth understanding of aviation within the travel industry. It will prepare you for working in a wide variety of different roles within an airport or airline. It will also give you the knowledge to gain employment within the growing aviation freight sector.  In addition it will develop the skills needed to work in the wider travel industry and to help you achieve UCAS credits to progress into higher education.

You will hear from guest speakers representing some of the largest air travel organisations. The course also includes visits to the airport and a variety of other visits. 

You will need five GCSEs at grade C (4) or above, of which two must be English and Maths. Alternatively you could have a Level 2 Merit grade in a Travel and Tourism/Cabin Crew qualification and a grade 4 GCSE in Maths and English. A keen interest in the subject will also help with understanding. 

You will learn about a wide range of subjects.

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

  • The UK Aviation Industry
  • Health and Safety
  • Security
  • Inter-relationships
  • Development of the UK Aviation Industry since 1945
  • Customer Service
  • Team Leadership
  • Managing Conflict
  • Marketing
  • Passenger Terminal Management
  • Handling Air Passengers
  • Onboard Passenger Operations
  • Communications
  • Marshalling
  • Airport Baggage Processing
  • E-Business
  • Human Resources
  • Preparation for Employment
  • Airport and Airline Commercial Operations
  • Airline Economics
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Current Issues in Aviation
  • Ramp Handling
  • Aircraft Dispatch
  • Take Off and Landing
  • Flight Operations
  • Airfield Operations
  • Bird and Wildlife Control
  • Meteorology
  • Loading of Aircraft

This course will be delivered on-site.

All students are required to wear a business suit provided by our supplier. This must be ordered during enrolment, ready for the start of the course. The cost is approximately £135. 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.

A wide range of methods will be used – including controlled assessments, assignments/coursework, exams, professional presentations and practical scenarios in role plays. 

Further Study

You can progress to a Level 4 qualification within the sector or to higher education within many universities. 

Careers

There are opportunities to secure a wide variety of job roles within an airport operator, airline or the wider aviation industry. Skills gained are also relevant for many other roles within the travel industry. 

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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 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

£18977

Travel Agents

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

£32201

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

Rail Travel Assistants

£32516

Rail Travel Assistants

Air Travel Assistants

£23560

Air Travel Assistants

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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DCG Success Stories

Evie Wisniewska at her workplace

Evie Wisniewska

Aspirations Pay Off For Travel and Tourism Student

Derby College gave me the self-belief that I could set my sights high in this industry and I am so grateful for the support I had from my teachers.

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Tayla Barnes

Tayla Barnes

Travel student Tayla embarks on exciting journey with TUI

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.

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Daisy Gallacher

Daisy Gallacher

Daisy has the world at her feet

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.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:58 pm