This course is designed for people who would like to enter a career in the travel industry.
What Will I Learn?
As part of your course you will study a variety of topics such as; Business of Travel and Tourism, Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector and Customer Service. You will learn through theory and practical sessions to deal effectively with the health, safety and security of air passengers, abnormal, dangerous/emergency situations and passengers' needs.
You will also visit British Airways training ground at Heathrow and take part in practical sessions such as aircraft evacuation, fire training and survival. Survival sessions on water will also take place in a local swimming pool. You will enjoy a broad range of activities within the course such as visits, guest speakers and use of facilities both on and off site.
You will require 5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh, or completion of a full vocational programme at Level 2 which must also include GCSE Maths/Numeracy & English/Welsh at grades A*-C or equivalent such as Level 2 ESW Communications and Application of Number. Learners on this course need to have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
To gain the Level 3 qualification you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
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- After successfully completing this course, you could progress to Higher Education or employment in the sector.
Hotel or accommodation manager/proprietor
Average salary: £14,567
Travel agency manager or proprietor
Average salary: £28,334
Average salary: £12,578
Average salary: £14,898
Air travel assistant
Average salary: £35,061
Rail travel assistant
Average salary: £32,663
Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.
Entry is possible with a variety of academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Candidates for these usually require a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification, or a professional qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and large hotel chains normally offer management trainee schemes. NVQs/SVQs in management for hospitality, leisure and tourism are available at Levels 3 and 4.