Travel & Tourism - Level 3

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About This Course

The Level 3 Travel and Tourism course offered at Gloucestershire College has developed suitably qualified people into this burgeoning industry. So far, past students have found jobs at Gloucestershire Airport, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays, Easyjet and at exclusive resorts across the world. Now it’s your chance to make a mark, simply by enrolling onto this course today! This is an in-depth course which is equivalent to studying A-levels. There are four core units which include: Investigating Travel and Tourism, the Business of Travel and Tourism, the UK as a Destination, and Customer Service in Travel and Tourism. There are also additional units that include Roles and Respon…

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About This Course

The Level 3 Travel and Tourism course offered at Gloucestershire College has developed suitably qualified people into this burgeoning industry. So far, past students have found jobs at Gloucestershire Airport, Thomas Cook, Virgin Holidays, Easyjet and at exclusive resorts across the world. Now it’s your chance to make a mark, simply by enrolling onto this course today! This is an in-depth course which is equivalent to studying A-levels. There are four core units which include: Investigating Travel and Tourism, the Business of Travel and Tourism, the UK as a Destination, and Customer Service in Travel and Tourism. There are also additional units that include Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Reps, Entertainment for Holidaymakers, Long haul Travel Destinations as well as gaining work experience. The tutors who work at Gloucestershire College all come with years of industry experience and still have strong ties with the sector. You can rest assured that all your units are relevant to the workplace, in fact the course is highly recognised amongst employers and universities. What’s more, the College has invested money into creating the right learning environment for you. So you’ll benefit from spacious, airy classrooms and a unique aircraft simulation room where you can put your customer service knowledge into practice.

Additional Notes

There will be times that you will be expected to go on trips. These trips are designed to add value to your learning experience and to help you eventually in the workplace. There are fees charged which will be disclosed at the beginning of the course. There will also be a compulsory block of work experience on the second year of your course

Entry Criteria

To be considered for a place on this course, you should have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade A* to C (including English) or you should have already completed a Level 2 qualification in an appropriate subject area. Learners who are progressing from Level 2 will also need a good college attendance record and have demonstrated a positive approach to work and achieving targets, plus completion of relevant functional skills. Mature learners will be assessed at interview and will require evidence of a good work record. You will be interviewed as part of the enrolment process, at which time you should demonstrate your enthusiasm for the course All students wishing to progress onto year 2 of the course must have successfully completed all of the units from the first year of the course, have a satisfactory attendance and disciplinary record and have achieved associated qualifications set in year 1.

Progression Details

The level 3 Travel & Tourism course is valued by employers and higher education institutions (universities and colleges). The following are potential job opportunities on completion of the course. -Travel Agents -Holiday Representatives -Tour Guides -Airlines -Cruise Ships -Event Management You can also take your skills into general employment

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. In year two this also includes an overseas residential. Dan Nicholls Ex-Student - Travel and Tourism Level 3 Having successfully completed his Travel and Tourism Level 3 course, Dan is now a member of the Cabin Crew for Thomas Cook Airways. “The experience I gained from college has given me the chance to fulfil my dreams in the Travel industry. The confidence I gained from doing presentations and group activities enabled me to show myself in the best light during the interview process for the position of Cabin Crew with Thomas Cook. The block week activities such as the air cabin crew experience day and the life raft training day gave me an invaluable insight into what I would be doing in my chosen career. I have GC to thank for providing me with the skills and confidence to achieve my dream career.”

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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