Travel and Tourism Vocational Level 3

///Travel and Tourism Vocational Level 3
Travel and Tourism Vocational Level 32019-03-12T13:57:24+00:00

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

Work experience placements can be arranged with local Travel and Tourism organisations.

Extra-Curricular Activities

These include:

  • Visits to national tourist attractions
  • Visits to employers and Higher Education institutions
  • Guest speakers
  • Mock interviews

Assessment

Assessment is through assignment work. In the second year, one unit is assessed partially through practicals (customer service skills).

Liam JamesNunnery Wood High SchoolTourismStudying Tourism at College has given me a real boost in confidence to progress with life in the very near future. I chose to study Tourism as I knew the industry was growing year on year with improvements and developments in transport, accommodation and technology. Tourism is an exciting and fast moving subject at College as one day you will be planning an event and the next you will be creating your portfolio of coursework. The potential careers in the industry are endless from events management, resort representatives and even airline pilots. Tourism links very well with my other subjects of Business and Law as we cover events management, finance and consumer law. In the future, I hope to find an apprenticeship in the tourism sector either in a hotel or a travel agent.

Liam James

Tourism - Nunnery Wood High School
Studying Tourism at College has given me a real boost in confidence to progress with life in the very near future. I chose to study Tourism as I knew the industry was growing year on year with improvements and developments in transport, accommodation and technology. Tourism is an exciting and fast moving subject at College as one day you will be planning an event and the next you will be creating your portfolio of coursework. The potential careers in the industry are endless from events management, resort representatives and even airline pilots. Tourism links very well with my other subjects of Business and Law as we cover events management, finance and consumer law. In the future, I hope to find an apprenticeship in the tourism sector either in a hotel or a travel agent.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Entry Requirements

Essential QualificationsOther Desirable Qualifications / CombinationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 or above.N/ACommitment 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 NameA Level EquivalenceDurationAwarding Body
Certificate½ A Level (1 Block)1 yearPearson Edexcel
Diploma1 A Level (1 Block)1 year (to be studied in Year 2 after successful completion of Certificate)Pearson Edexcel

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