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Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Level 3
Gloucester

Course Overview

Full Time
Certificate

Ideal if: you want to learn about the national and international tourism industry in great detail, and to achieve a professional level of knowledge.

You’ll learn: the business of travel and tourism; the UK as a destination; long haul travel destinations; the role of holiday representatives; customer service and marketing; entertainment for holidaymakers; special interest tourism and more.

Expect: to participate in a vast range of enrichment activities, including visits to tourist attractions, and overseas volunteering opportunities in Tenerife and Sri Lanka.

You’ll love: the variety of job roles you'll discover and be able to explore within the travel and tourism industry.

 

This is an in-depth course which is equivalent to studying A-levels. The course aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding relating to the travel and tourism sector. It can help you prepare for a career in the industry and covers areas such as customer service as well as specialist optional units such as tour guiding and resort representatives. These can be applied to your current or future aspirations of higher education or employment in a variety of roles. The content has been developed with employers, subject experts and tutors to ensure that it's relevant. 

While completing this qualification, you may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar skills such as team working, independent learning and problem solving to more industry specific such as:

  • An appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills
  • Communication with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors
  • Supporting other aspiring employees
  • Personal manners and deportment
  • Understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation

On the course you will study a range of modules including:

  • The UK travel and tourism industry
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Preparing for a career in travel and tourism
  • UK visitor attractions

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. 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, and 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 specialist classrooms and a unique aircraft simulation room where you can put your customer service knowledge into practice.

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.

You will need to complete relevant work placement as part of your course. You will have support whilst at College to arrange this but it is advised to start thinking about it prior to enrolment.

  • Typical Entry Criteria

    • Five GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above including:

      • GCSE English Language or Literature at Grade 4 and above or GCSE Maths at Grade 4 and above
      • Four other GCSE subjects at Grade 4 and above

    Gloucestershire College welcome any other/combinations of relevant qualifications that are comparable and/or equivalent to the typical course entry requirements.

    For 19+ applicants that do not have recognised qualifications may still meet course entry requirements through alternative methods of assessment at the College’s discretion.

    All queries regarding course entry criteria including the equivalency of qualifications and exceptional extenuating circumstances should be directed by email to the Admissions Department through applications@gloscol.ac.uk.

  • Upon completion, you may seek employment within the industry.

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What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay

£940

for your course

(approximately £470.00/year)

This includes the following fees:

Events: £940

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

You will pay

£6,602

for your course

(approximately £3,301.00/year)

This includes the following fees:

Events: £940

Exam: £185

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

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Overseas students

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The travel and tourism industry is an exciting sector to work in. Previous students have gone on to secure jobs at Gloucestershire Airport, Virgin Holidays, EasyJet and at many exclusive resorts across the world.

Courses include the opportunity to undertake enrichment trips and plenty of work experience. Travel and tourism students are also provided with first-class facilities, such as an aircraft simulation room with a genuine plane body inside which offers a hands on experience. After completing your studies with us, the world is literally yours to explore! You could become a travel agent, cabin crew, tourist information officer or holiday rep, among many other career options.

Student Stories

Lily Ballinger

I’ve learnt so many transferable skills. I’ve got a lot more knowledge now, with how to do things in any job. Things like customer service, how to treat customers, time management. The student mentors, teachers and everyone at college has been so supportive. I loved it! It is one course, but it’s got so many different possibilities and you learn so many skills that you can go and work anywhere afterwards.

Lily Ballinger

Level 3 - Travel & Tourism - Gloucester Campus

Bobby Barnard

It’s all been fun, and you do the work in different methods – we've made events, and created videos and blogs for assessments, so we learnt how to make and produce a story. We did a whole unit on applying for jobs. It’s helped me prepare for interviews and understanding what employers want, because now I can showcase these skills. I’ve got an apprenticeship with TUI as a retail assistant. I’m hoping to work up towards management level or move onto a specialist travel agent and work up from there."

Bobby Barnard

Level 3 - Travel & Tourism - Gloucester Campus

Cassie Weir

“I’ve always been interested in travel and my dream career is to work as cabin crew or on a cruise ship. My course has helped me work towards this by teaching me about the different jobs that are involved in the travel industry. “My favorite thing about studying at GC is the flexibility that we have to come and go between lectures, as well as getting to choose an excursion to visit in our final year.”

Cassie Weir

Level 3 – Travel and Tourism – Gloucester Campus

William Weaving

I always had a passion for travelling when I was younger, so I thought that this would be the perfect course to study. I wanted to learn more about the industry I love - my dream career is to work for a large travel company such as Virgin Atlantic. “The best thing about my time at GC has been getting the chance to volunteer with the Atlantic Whale Foundation (AWF) for 16 days. This really helped with my communication skills and confidence. I’m now fundraising to go to Sri Lanka with the AWF to help local communities.”

William Weaving

Level 3 – Travel and Tourism – Gloucester Campus

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