Travel and Tourism - Level 2

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About This Course

We're a nation of holidaymakers. Whether it's in the UK or elsewhere, the travel and tourism industry has really taken off over the years. There's lots of choice for tourists too. A weekend away in the Lake District, or a few days in Paris, maybe a month in Mexico or a once in a lifetime round the world cruise, the options are many. Be part of a diverse and exciting industry by enrolling onto the Level 2 Travel and Tourism course. There are eight units in total that you must study. The highly experienced tutors will reveal what the travel and tourism industry is all about. You will also learn customer service skills, and all about the employment opportunities, the currency,…

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About This Course

We're a nation of holidaymakers. Whether it's in the UK or elsewhere, the travel and tourism industry has really taken off over the years. There's lots of choice for tourists too. A weekend away in the Lake District, or a few days in Paris, maybe a month in Mexico or a once in a lifetime round the world cruise, the options are many. Be part of a diverse and exciting industry by enrolling onto the Level 2 Travel and Tourism course. There are eight units in total that you must study. The highly experienced tutors will reveal what the travel and tourism industry is all about. You will also learn customer service skills, and all about the employment opportunities, the currency, foreign exchange travel documentation, sales and promotion and the chance to explore destinations both within the UK and across the world. The course is a combination of continual assessment and includes the development of practical workplace skills. As part of your studies, you'll be expected to go on specially organised trips that will give you a real insight into the industry you want to work in. You will be assessed through coursework and practical assignments. To ensure you have no problems completing written work or giving presentations, the functional skills team will be on hand to help you. They will take you through your paces with regards to communication and number skills. Functional skills are essential to have as they will help you to develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, delivery of presentations and assignment writing. What's more the college has invested money into creating the right environment for you. So you will benefit from the latest learning technology and a unique aircraft simulation room where you can put your customer service skills into practice.

Additional Notes

A series of trips have been arranged throughout the course and they are designed to enhance your learning and it’s important to attend them as they make up part of your final mark. The fees will be given to you at the beginning of the course.

Entry Criteria

You should already have at least four GCSEs and you must have achieved a grade A* to C in at least two of them including English. For progressing students from a Level 1 course you will need a pass or merit grade along with a good college attendance record and have demonstrated a positive approach to work and achieving targets. Mature learners will be assessed at interview and will require evidence of a good work record. All prospective students will be interviewed and you will be expected to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the course

Progression Details

With a level 2 qualification in Travel and Tourism, you can apply for a range of junior roles in a travel agency, visitor attraction, on airlines, at the tourist board or take your skills into general employment. If you want to get more qualifications under your belt, then you could progress onto the level 3 course in Travel and Tourism. To progress onto the level 3 you will need to successfully complete the level 2, all functional skills and to have an excellent level of attendance.

Success Information

Learners participate in a range of enrichment activities including airline cabin crew training with JARE training, visits to tourist attractions, and experiences of the travel and tourism industry.

Case Studies

Kim Davenport Business Development and Operations Landside Manager Gloucestershire Airport Having joined Gloucestershire Airport in 1982 in the Air Traffic Control department, Kim has worked her way through the company and is now Business Development and Operations Landside Manager. Operating as an airport for the past 75 years, Gloucestershire Airport (previously known as Staverton Airport) provides passenger and training flights. It is the busiest general aviation airport in the country employing 48 people with 25% being under the age of 25. Having worked closely with Gloucestershire College for the past few years, Gloucestershire Airport currently has two of our very own apprentices. They have also taken on two of our ex-Travel and Tourism students on a full time, permanent basis. The airport offers visits each year to our Travel and Tourism students giving them a small glimpse into the industry. Beyond the most obvious careers of Flight Attendants and Pilots, airports can offer a whole host of other careers such as Air Traffic Controllers, Aircraft Engineers, Ground Handling Staff, Airport Fire Fighters, Security Staff and Customer Service. Kim says: The travel and tourism and aviation industry has given me so much over the years that I really enjoy bringing young people into the industry, enabling them to see what it has to offer and how exciting and interesting it is to work in. We work really closely with Gloucestershire College and are always impressed by the standard of students that come from the college; they all have excellent skills and basic knowledge of the industry. We have recruited two ex-Gloucestershire College Travel and Tourism students who are valued members of our team and who are excellent role models for current and future students looking to get into this industry.

Contact Details

Please contact the College on 0845 155 2020 for further details

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