Travel & Tourism Level 3 Vocational?
This is a sought-after employment sector. There are opportunities to run your own business, work for a multinational organisation, work abroad or in Worcester High Street if you prefer. You will learn a variety of transferable skills that universities and employers are looking for such as communication skills, independent research, working with a team and meeting deadlines. Travel & Tourism combines well with a range of vocational and A Level subjects especially languages and Business Studies. Travel and Tourism is a varied and interesting course. If you like holidays and travel it’s about you!
Teaching and Learning Styles
Emphasis is on independent learning, research skills, and project based research, development & presentation skills. Formal teaching for each unit will prepare you for all assignments and external assessments.
Work experience placements can be arranged with local Travel and Tourism organisations.
- Visits to national tourist attractions
- Visits to employers and Higher Education institutions
- Guest speakers
- Mock interviews
Assessment is through assignment work. In the second year, one unit is assessed partially through practicals (customer service skills).
Many students go on to do degree courses in Tourism Management or Event Management. Others opt for employer training schemes such as those run by major travel agencies, airlines and leisure companies, or do specialist qualifications such as ABTA or airline ticketing.
|Essential Qualifications||Other Desirable Qualifications / Combinations||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 or above.||N/A||Commitment to work in a group. Willingness to complete independent research.||Residential trip eg to Paris £300 approx. (optional). Local trips approx. £15 each.|
Qualifications & Enrollment Options
|Qualification Name||A Level Equivalence||Duration||Awarding Body|
|Certificate||½ A Level (1 Block)||1 year||Pearson Edexcel|
|Diploma||1 A Level (1 Block)||1 year (to be studied in Year 2 after successful completion of Certificate)||Pearson Edexcel|