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Course Code: SFVTT029

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Travel and Tourism is one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and an exciting, international industry to work in. 

Explore the diverse landscapes, cultures and attractions that make the tourism industry thrive. If you want to make the world your oyster, this course could be just the ticket!

Equivalent to three A Levels, you will develop comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Tourism and Events industry as you gain insight into cruise operations, hospitality and events, resort management, sustainable tourism and much more.

You will also deepen your understanding of key business concepts such as marketing, human resources and customer service - all of which will enable you to either enter employment within the Travel and Tourism industry or progress to higher education or an apprenticeship.

Some of the exciting units you will cover include: The World of Travel and Tourism, Global Destinations, Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism, Principles of Marketing Travel and Tourism and Travel & Tourism Enterprises.

Specialist units may also include: Researching Current Travel Trends and Key Issues in Travel and Tourism, The UK as a Tourist Destination, Sustainable Tourism, Working Overseas, Events, Conferences and Exhibitions and Work Experience in Travel and Tourism.

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs grade 4 or above to include maths and/or English, or BTEC Level2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism at a Merit or above.

If you do not have these qualifications and are keen to join the course, we will be happy to consider and advise you individually. If progressing from a Level 2 vocational qualification, we would ideally expect you to have achieved a Grade 4 in English and/or Maths qualification or be able to demonstrate competence at this level.

You are continuously assessed throughout the course. 20% external assessment (where one unit is assessed by a written exam and one unit assessed by a task set by the awarding body and completed under supervised conditions). 80% internally assessed coursework. 13 units in total. For each unit national standards are laid down, in which you have to show you are competent. Your tutors ensure that you are given opportunities to do this through projects, assignments, case studies and problem-solving situations. 

You are required to sit one external exam, and complete two timed tasks that are externally assessed by the exam board.

If you wish to find out more you can contact Gill Young Curriculum Leader in Travel and Tourism, by emailing:

The course gives you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in one of many areas within the Tourism & Tourism industry such as travel agency work, cabin crew, business travel, holiday reps, tour guides, events management, and working for the local council or tourist boards. It also qualifies you to progress to Higher Education at Higher National Diploma/Certificate or Degree Level.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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