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Travel & Tourism

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This very practical travel industry study programme is designed to enable students to develop their skills, knowledge, understanding and experience of the various exciting sectors of the travel and tourism industry ready for progression into employment or on to further study.

Course details

This study programme will provide students with the opportunity to gain a good understanding of the numerous career options within the travel industry. It is designed to ensure students learn the necessary skills and gain valuable experience which will enable them to apply for employment within the various sectors of the travel industry or progress on to a higher level qualification.
The study programme is delivered in a practical way by lecturers who have travel industry experience and can bring the subjects to life. Units studied will include: Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations Travel and Tourism Support Services Preparing for the start of the holiday season (resort representatives) Understanding the role of a representative in resort Manage airport and transport duties There will also be a number of day visits that all students are expected to take part in to widen their experience of the travel industry.

Entry guidelines

Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.

Entry requirements are 3 GCSEs at a minimum grade D or a relevant level 1 qualification.

Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, previous experience if applicable, communication skills and career planning.

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.

Equipment Required

Students are expected to wear a uniform which reflects the professional image of the travel industry. The details of the uniform will be discussed during the application process.

Assessment Method

The qualification is assessed via coursework ( eg workbooks, assignments, role plays & practical sessions). Coursework will be varied and there will be plenty of opportunities for students to work in their preferred style.

Additional Information

Part of this study programme (Award for Resort Representatives) has been endorsed by Thomas Cook, who have indicated that the qualification meets their needs for well-trained overseas staff. In recognition of this Thomas Cook will guarantee an interview for those who successfully pass the qualification and meet their minimum criteria.

This course will include days out and trip throughout the year.
It is a vocational course and learners will be expected to take part in all activities during the year. This course may require students to wear a uniform, further information will be given in due course.
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 (or grade 4 or above) in English and maths.
Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

This qualification can lead to progression onto BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Travel and Tourism or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Operations on the Ground.

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref L063K001

    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 : £350.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    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
    Tuesday 09:30 — 15:30 Conway Park
    Wednesday 11:00 — 17:00 Conway Park
    Thursday 10:00 — 15:00 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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