BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism Level 3

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This course is for students seeking a career in the worldwide travel and tourism industries, eventually leading to management either through job progression or higher education. It is a level 3 course and as such is demanding in terms of the standard of work required and student commitment.

This busy course comprises a series of modules and units. These will help to develop your personal skills, learn about and understand the business principles behind the industry sectors, learn about working in specific parts of the industry and even acquire some specific and practical knowledge and experience.

Within the first year all students will take four core units plus two specialist units:
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This course is for students seeking a career in the worldwide travel and tourism industries, eventually leading to management either through job progression or higher education. It is a level 3 course and as such is demanding in terms of the standard of work required and student commitment.

This busy course comprises a series of modules and units. These will help to develop your personal skills, learn about and understand the business principles behind the industry sectors, learn about working in specific parts of the industry and even acquire some specific and practical knowledge and experience.

Within the first year all students will take four core units plus two specialist units:
Core units: Investigating travel and tourism, the business of travel and tourism, the UK as a destination, customer service in travel and tourism.
Specialist units: Long haul travel destinations and retail travel operations.
Those students aiming to complete the extended diploma course will need to undertake specialist units in addition to those listed above. These include visitor attractions, European destinations, the cruise industry and working as a holiday representative.

In their second year of study students seeking to complete the extended diploma will complete an additional nine units from the following list: Marketing travel and tourism produces and services, preparing for employment in the travel and tourism industry, the European travel market, appeal and importance of UK visitor attractions, tour operations, roles and responsibilities of holiday reps, investigating the cruise sector, sustainable tourism, tourism in rural areas, entertainment for holiday makers, hospitality operations in travel and tourism, residential study visit and events, conferences and exhibitions.

Learners will also undertake a level 2 air cabin crew qualification.

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End Qualification:

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (equivalent to 3 A levels)

You will work towards the subsidiary diploma qualification in the first year of the course and achieve the extended diploma in the second year.

Entry Requirements:

Interview required

5 GCSE's grade C or above, with a minimum grade C or above in either English or Maths. Vocational qualifications in relevant subjects will be accepted as GCSE equivalent. 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:

Students undertake a series of vocational projects. These are delivered in formal classes and lectures, visits and case studies, own study in our learning centre and simulations. Assessment is continuously undertaken by lecturers, industry representatives and fellow students, covering the progress and process of a project as well as the final work.

Progression from this course:

Successful students can look forward to many opportunities in higher education since tourism is the major growth industry, or alternatively progress into their chosen field of employment.

Locations:

King's Lynn Campus - PE30 2QW

Duration:

2 Years

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 £40 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 European visit, as well as a number of day trips to UK destinations including visitor attractions and trade fairs. A payment schedule for trip payments will be sent to you once you've enrolled. We estimate trips to cost between £350 and £400 in total for the year. 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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