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Introductory/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Advanced) - Level 3


This course focuses on the practical skills required to work in all aspects of the travel industry allowing you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for successful progression.

You will study a range of specialist units including overseas holiday representative, guided tours, entertainment, ski chalet host and conference and events. Furthermore you will have the opportunity to study aspects of the aviation industry including working in an airport and cabin crew.

Trips and residentials are an integral part of the course.

Visits can include: cabin crew training with British Airways at Heathrow airport, residential visits to The Gambia, Europe or in the UK.

Industry daytrips to widen knowledge include: Swadlincote ski centre, Walesby, Alton Towers, Pantomime, East Midlands Airport and Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Start dates and fees

You will be required to pay for a overseas residential visit as part of the course. A uniform will also be required.

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20231409A1007FREEFREE* to £4170.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

What will I study?

  • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
  • Promotions and sales in travel and tourism
  • Developing people in travel and tourism
  • Overseas Representatives
  • Planning and delivering guided tours
  • Principles of supervising customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism
  • Developing an entertainment programme in travel and tourism
  • Special interest holidays and independent travel
  • Holiday park hosts
  • Ski chalet hosts
  • Conference and events
  • Tourism in the UK
  • Work Placement

The course includes a UK or European residential visit in the first year and if you progress onto the full two year qualification, there is an international residential in the second year.

The course also includes significant visits to industry especially within year 2 when you are expected to study visitor attractions and undertake consultancy projects. You will also plan and implement various events and hospitality to improve your confidence and entrepreneur skills, some events may be for charity and some may be for assessment purposes. 

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of of four GCSEs at grade 4 including English language and a GCSE at grade 3 in maths
  • Or, a related Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade and a GCSE at grade 3 in English language.
  • Students progressing from Level 2 will need to have maintained at least 95% attendance.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through the following methods:

  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Role play situations.

What can I progress onto?


How do I apply?

Apply online

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