Open your eyes to a whole new world as you explore travel and tourism in the South, the UK and beyond. You will have the opportunity to explore one of the worlds most dynamic and fast-growing industries. It is a lively and busy course with the advantage of interesting trips and visits on which to base your study. This qualification in travel and tourism covers many aspects to help you develop the skills and knowledge that you need to prepare for your career within the industry, covering elements like air fares, travel geography, tour guiding, resort representatives and ski chalet hosts. You will learn the essentials of customer service and hospitality across the world, as well as an understanding of travel agency operations, from teachers with experience from the industry such as travel agents, merchant navy and overseas reps.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 or a Merit/ Distinction at Level 1, plus an interest in the travel and tourism industry.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and practical tasks. Currently there are no examinations on this course, however this is subject to awarding organisation changes.

Career and Progression

Completion of the course will allow you to progress either straight into industry working in a relevant sector such as travel agencies, hotels, cruise ships, holiday camps or resorts and visitor attractions. Alternately you could progress onto an apprenticeship or study the Level 3 Travel and Tourism which could lead to studying at Higher Education (university).

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College


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