BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 2

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Description

This course is for students aged 16-18 (although intake is not necessarily restricted to that age group) who are seeking a career in the travel and tourism industry. It is a lively and busy course with the advantage of interesting trips and visits on which to base your study.

The course consists of compulsory core units and additional specialist units. Subjects will include
- Understanding customer service in travel and tourism
- The UK travel and tourism sector
- European holiday destinations
- Developing customer service skills in travel and tourism
- Holiday planning
- Preparing for employment in travel and tourism
- UK tourism destinations
- Exploring airports and airlines
- Exploring marketing …

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This course is for students aged 16-18 (although intake is not necessarily restricted to that age group) who are seeking a career in the travel and tourism industry. It is a lively and busy course with the advantage of interesting trips and visits on which to base your study.

The course consists of compulsory core units and additional specialist units. Subjects will include
- Understanding customer service in travel and tourism
- The UK travel and tourism sector
- European holiday destinations
- Developing customer service skills in travel and tourism
- Holiday planning
- Preparing for employment in travel and tourism
- UK tourism destinations
- Exploring airports and airlines
- Exploring marketing in travel and tourism

Functional skills (English, maths and IT) are also an important part of the course and the work produced for your course will offer you the greatest opportunity to develop these skills. For example, if you take part in a role play or discussion, you could be developing your communication skills which will improve your English. At least one functional skill will accompany your course at an appropriate level for you.

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End Qualification:

BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 2

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

4 GCSE's grade D or above. Vocational qualifications will be considered on their own merit. You will be required to successfully pass an interview showing enthusiasm and commitment towards this course. Individual cases outside of this criteria will be considered on their own merits.

Assessment:

Subjects are usually introduced in formal classes and students go on to investigate aspects of the subject at local faculties or during study visits. These subjects are written up as projects and, after assessment, are placed in the student's portfolio. In addition, role play, presentations and other assessment methods are used.

Progression from this course:

The successful completion of this course enables students to progress to the BTEC extended diploma in travel and tourism or other related BTEC courses. The course also provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Locations:

King's Lynn Campus - PE30 2QW

Duration:

1 Year

Start times:

September 2013

How to Apply:

Please apply online using the general college application form

Course Costs:

All students on full-time courses will need to pay a materials / resources fee. Details will be provided before enrolment. If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay tuition or registration fees for your course. For students aged 19 or over, there will be a tuition fee (depends on the course) for each year of the course as well as a registration fee (which includes exam fees). However, many students will be eligible for reduced fees and / or financial support towards the costs. Click here for detailed information. Please contact Student Services if you have further queries.

There is a start-up cost of approx £55 for the course, which will be used to obtain specific items to help you to achieve. There is also a range of compulsory educational visits to enhance the students' understanding of the range of career options within the industry. These trips will include one residential European visit, as well as a number of day trips to such locations as Cadbury World, London, Theme Parks, Zoos or Trade Fairs. A non refundable payment of £400 is required at the start of the course to cover the cost of these trips and visits. It should be noted that costs may vary slightly due to circumstances beyond our control here at the college.

Additional Information:

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to apply to the college's learner support fund for financial support with the costs associated with your studies. For more details, please click here or contact student services on 01553 815271 (King's Lynn campus) or 01945 582561 (Isle campus) or 01223 860701 (Cambridge campus)

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