Course overviewTravel and Tourism City of Bristol College
This one-year, full-time course will teach you about travel and tourism – an industry with a variety of career opportunities at home and overseas. You will gain knowledge about this exciting, varied sector. You will leave the course with the skills you need to work in the industry or to progress further in your learning.
Who is it for?
This course is for young people aged 16-18. If you want a career in the travel and tourism industry, you will need to be passionate and enthusiastic to discover more about this diverse sector and the wider world. You should enjoy working with people and be able to work well as part of a team to deliver excellent customer service.
What you'll learn
You will study a range of topics to help you understand the travel and tourism industry, for example, travel planning, visitor attractions, holiday resorts and the role of their representatives, customer service and interpersonal skills.
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, alongside your course, either as Functional Skills qualifications or GCSE resits, if you already have a Grade 3 (D).
To join this course, you need good communications skills, including a good command of the English Language, spoken and written.
You need either four GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 1 Travel and Tourism qualification at Merit grade, with evidence of excellent attendance and punctuality, plus Functional Skills in English and Math at Level 1 or above.
You should have a keen interest in travel and tourism. It would also be helpful if you have some experience of customer service and traveling abroad, and knowledge of a second language.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
You will learn at college through a mix of lessons, project work and practical activities, including role plays in our airline training facilities which includes a fully-equipped aircraft cabin with seats, equipment and landslides. To bring your learning to life, you will experience the life of a tourist.
We will visit a range of tourist attractions and enjoy a number of day trips, including a visit to an outdoor activity centre. Your work will be assessed in many ways including coursework, presentations, group work, practical activities, essay and tests. If you study English and Maths, this will be assessed by tests and exams.
Future career and study opportunities
You may be able to go directly into a career in the tourism industry, for example in the leisure industry, a hotel or a travel agency. Alternatively, you could extend your knowledge and skills by joining our Level 3 Travel and Tourism Diploma, or one of our specialist aviation courses to learn about airport ground operations or the role of aircraft cabin crew.
You will need to pay for educational visits throughout the year. This will be £215 and should be paid at the start of the course. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
Fees and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|LMF1661A01-1||02/09/2020 - 29/06/2021||1 years||Full Time||12.50||Enquire||SBSA||Apply|