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Travel and Tourism Courses

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will give you an in-depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry, one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and an exciting industry to work in. You will investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the industry and reflect your own career aspirations. You may visit the World Travel Market, take part in British Airways workshops and have work experience opportunities.

  • About the Course

    You will develop practical skills and essential know-how for the rapidly expanding travel and tourism industry through a combination of lectures, workshops, personal research and assignments. You will develop general and specialist management skills, communication and presentation skills. Core subjects will provide you with a general understanding of the industry, and a large number of specialist units are focused on developing specific skills and knowledge of the industry.

    You will study core skills:

    • Management skills
    • Communication and presentation skills
    • Investigating travel and tourism
    • The business of travel and tourism
    • The UK as a destination
    • Customer service.

    You will also study specialist units such as:

    • Long haul travel
    • Marketing travel and tourism products and services
    • Hospitality operations in travel and tourism
    • Airfares and ticketing.

    This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

  • Entry Requirements
    At least 4 GCSE at grades A*-C / grades 9-4 including English language, or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Progression

    Employment with a tour operator, travel agent, hotel or hospitality provider. You may wish to continue your studies with an HND or degree programme in Travel and Tourism Management.

  • Assessment Method

    All units are assessed via assignments. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded which has UCAS equivalency and is recognised by universities in the UK when establishing their entry requirements for higher education.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Full Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 05/09/2018

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Staff
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Balwant Dhaliwal
Lecturer in Travel & Tourism and Aviation

“Travel and Tourism is an exciting industry to be in. It’s very dynamic and forever evolving. My background is working for major tour operators and luxury hotels in front of house operations.”

Balwant Dhaliwal
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