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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code FLR3EDT (2123)

  • Who is it for?

    This programme aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills and understanding to work within the exciting and dynamic travel and tourism industry. This area of work is expanding both at home and abroad. Employment can be found in a variety of sectors including travel agencies, tour operations, accommodation, transportation, visitor attractions, conferences and exhibitions to name but a few. Upon successful completion of the programme, you can go on to study for a Level 4/5 qualification in Travel and Tourism or related areas such as Event Management and Cruise Line Operations.

  • Entry Requirements

    At least 4 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above including English and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism or business related area. Mature students over 21 are encouraged to apply without the formal qualifications.

    The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a 2 year course. There will be an opportunity during the first few weeks of the course, following discussion with your tutor, to transfer to the Level 3 Diploma, which is a 1 Year course if this is thought to be more suitable for you. Units for this course may differ from those described for the Extended Diploma.


  • What does the course involve?

    Students follow units that could include:-

    • Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector
    • The Business of Travel & Tourism
    • The UK as a Destination
    • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
    • European Destinations
    • Long Haul Travel Destinations
    • Specialist Tourism, working as a Tour representative

    Workshops in Airline Cabin Crew and Resort Representative are offered to students.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The units are internally assessed through assignments that are set and graded by the subject tutors. This may take many forms but can include written reports, presentations, booklets or role plays.

  • Additional Notes

    There are costs associated with the course not only for books and uniform but also for visits. You will be given opportunities to take part in the various Residential Study Visits and work experience abroad, some are subsidised and others are available at full cost.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Jasmine Hughes

Jasmine Hughes

Level 3 Extended Diploma Travel & Tourism
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

This course has always interested me from the very beginning of year one. Understanding how the travel and tourism industry works can offer so many amazing job opportunities. The trips we go on have been hugely beneficial in terms of gaining knowledge and after completing 60 hours of work experience at Opulent Travel I have gained confidence and knowledge about this forever expanding sector.

Evie Renouf

Evie Renouf

Level 3 Travel & Tourism
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I have gained many skills which will be valuable to me in the future. I have also gained a lot of confidence through opportunities I have been offered on the course, such as work experience. The course has taught me a lot about the tourism industry and possible areas for development on completion of my course.

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Career Options

  • Travel agents

    Up to £23,000

  • Travel agency managers and proprietors

    Up to £51,000


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