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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

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This study programme is designed to give you the skills you need to either progress to higher education or into employment. It will cover retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transportation and tour operations.

Course details

Areas of study Year 1

  • Investigating Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • The European Destinations
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Preparing for Employment in the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Specialist Tourism
  • Passenger Transportation
  • Long Haul Travel Destinations
Year 2

  • Working as a Holiday Representative
  • Responsible Tourism
  • UK Visitor Attractions
  • Hospitality Operations in Travel and Tourism
  • Marketing Travel and Tourism Products
  • Business Travel Operations
  • Tourism in Rural Area
  • Tour Operations
  • Working as a Children's Representative
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Residential Study Visit in Travel and Tourism
Each unit is assessed and will receive pass, merit or distinction grades

Entry guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above (including English Language and Mathematics) or a full Level 2 Qualification (Merit or Distinction) and GCSEs Grade 4/C or above English and Mathematics
  • Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, previous experience if applicable, communication skills, career planning
  • Satisfactory school report/reference

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

This is an assignment based course with elements of practical assessment throughout.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths (Grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

At the end of the course, you could progress to higher education or employment. For opportunities to continue studying Travel at Wirral Met, BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 05th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref L034J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6000.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    Tuesday 09:00 — 15:30 Conway Park
    Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
    Thursday 10:00 — 12:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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