Course Name: Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Course Assessment Method

You will be assessed by coursework. The coursework will be assessed in the form of written assignments, practical assessments including role-plays and oral presentations.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at 4 points or A* - C grades, which must include GCSE English or maths at 4 points or C grade and above. Alternatively you will need the Level 2 qualification in Travel and Tourism at merit grade.

We will request a school or college report and all potentially suitable applicants will be invited for interview before being offered a place.

What does it Cost?

This course is free if you are 16-18 years of age on August 31 of the calendar year in which you begin your studies.

If you are 19 - 23 years of age fees may apply. However help may be available. To see if you can receive any funding call our Student Services Team on 01325 503030.

Course fees are payable to Darlington College. Registration and membership fees may be payable. All course fees are per year.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What's Involved

Course overview

If you are hard-working, innovative and driven; looking for a career that offers unlimited opportunities both nationally and internationally then our Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism could be just what you are looking for.

This industry recognised study programme will develop your critical thinking and research skills. It also allows unique chances to travel to places within the UK and Europe as part of the course to gain real life experience. Previous trips in the UK have included Airport visits and hotel visits, York City Attractions, Edinburgh Christmas market and London World Travel Market. Students have also had the opportunity to visit overseas destinations including Disneyland Paris and New York.

We have close working links with a number of industry organisations, including multiple and independent travel agents, and also local and international hotel chains, who allow our students to train with them to gain valuable work experience and employability skills.

Students can complete a second year in college to gain an Extended Diploma qualification. This will enable sufficient UCAS points to apply to a variety of different universities.

Previous students who have studied this course have also gone on to take job roles as travel agents with Hays Travel; cabin crew with Jet2 and overseas representatives including Camp America.

The NCFE Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism study programme will consist of key elements which you will need to complete:

- Main qualification – as above

- Individual and group tutorial sessions

- Independent study project

- Industry related work placement

- Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved a GCSE in either subjects.

The Darlington College Travel and Tourism Department organise a number of compulsory UK visits for the students during 2020/2021. The visits will be directly linked to the curriculum and will support the students written assignments.

We are asking parents/guardians for a one off contribution, which will cover travel and entrance into the attractions. Financial support may be available for those who are eligible so please contact Student Finance (01325 503037) if you feel you qualify.

* All trips are subject to change, due to Covid19 regulations.

What's Next

Extended Diploma course in Travel and Tourism which provides opportunities for progression on to higher education courses. This qualification provides sufficient UCAS points to study a Tourism Management degree course at various universities.

This course provides opportunities for employment in the Travel and Tourism industry. Examples of job roles include; travel agent, hotel conference and events, customer service front of house, marketing, tourism, cabin crew and airport handling staff.

After a period of working and gaining experience within the sector, positions available could include; social media, a managerial role or even running your own business.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body:
Academic Year: 20/21
Start Date: September 2020

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