Course overview

Travel and Tourism – An Introduction City of Bristol College

This one-year, full-time course is an ideal stepping stone towards employment in the travel and tourism industry and developing further training or study. You will be guided by our supportive teachers who will help you to progress and reach your potential.

Additional information

Who is it for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18. You should be interested in finding out about the travel and tourism industry and committed to learning and developing personally to increase your future employment opportunities and further study options.

What you'll learn

You will learn about the work of the travel and tourism industry and the different job roles and responsibilities and you will develop skills needed to work in this sector. For example, you will learn about travel and tourism in the UK, how to use websites to search and choose holidays ho to promote tourism events, and you will develop a good understanding of customer service. You will explore local visitor attractions and you will undertake volunteering or work experience.

You will also develop a personal progression plan and work to strengthen the skills you need, for example improving your organisation, communications and employability skills. You will achieve a Certificate in Personal and Social Development. If you have not yet gained a Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English or Maths, you will study these subjects at the right level for you, either as Functional Skills qualifications or as GCSE resits, if you already have a Grade 3 (D).

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements for Level 1 are:

  • Two GCSEs Grade 2 (E) including Maths or English


  • Entry 3 Maths and English Functional Skills

We can also consider successful completion of any Entry 3 or another Level 1 vocational qualification.

You will need to attend an informal interview. Please bring a recent school report and record of attendance.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will learn from our experienced and supportive teachers through a mix of classroom work, practical projects, activities and visits. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to give you the best opportunity to demonstrate your skills throughout the year. This will include for example, observation of practical activities and course work assignments. Maths and English will be assessed through tests and exams.

Future career and study opportunities

Your next steps will depend on the level of learning and personal development which you reach and the qualifications you have gained. You could progress to a Level 2 course, you could seek an Apprenticeship to train while you work, or you might prefer to go directly into employment. We will support and guide you to achieve your potential and your goals.

Additional costs

You will need to contribute to the costs of educational trips. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.