Travel & Tourism

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If you are interested in becoming one of the professionals needed to plan and manage tourist attractions, manage holiday resorts and organise tours, run travel agencies or work in passenger travel by land, sea and air, this course could be right for you.

The Travel and Tourism courses are intensive and require significant use of IT to conduct independent research. You Will have opportunities to work in teams and individually. Our teaching staff have extensive experience in the travel industry and organise many trips and visits.

Topics Include

  1. The United Kingdom Tourism Product (Exam)
  2. Worldwide Tourism Destinations (Controlled Assessment)
  3. The Dynamic Tourism Industry (Exam)
  4. Event and Itinerary Planning (Controlled Assessment)

Course Essentials

Courses Available
Single Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Entry Requirements
How The Course is Assessed
The course is assessed with 50% external examinations, an exam in May in the first year and one in the second year. 50% controlled assessment. A series of timed tasks undertaken in the classroom during the course of the year
Career Pathways
Typical career routes may include working for tour operators, travel agency work, managing visitor attractions, working in passenger transport, event management, planning and developing tourism. University courses include: International Tourism Management, Event Management, Travel Marketing and Business.
Transferable Skills
Teamwork; report writing; presentation skills; decision making; business skills.
Other Information
There are some trips including occasional short foreign visits and longer stays in places such as New York. There are some compulsory trips on which we base some research and students may need to make a payment of about £50 at the start of the course.
Enquiries To
Barbara Simpson: bah@varndean.ac.uk