This course will support and encourage you to progress into an exciting career in the travel and tourism industry.
Our course is a gateway into one of the fastest growing industries both locally and nationally and some students use it as a stepping-stone to a level three programme in travel and tourism which can lead to university study; others may choose alternative study pathways, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.
The course will also provide opportunities to develop a whole range of personal skills and techniques and attributes, essential for successful performance in the tourism industry and working life.
A central element of the course is the close partnership with the local tourism industry. You will gain a realistic view of the demands of working in the travel and tourism industry in a stimulating and exciting environment and you will explore the industry through trips to visitor attractions at home and abroad.
You will also be able to put theory into practice supporting events in partnership with the local tourism industry.
Some students use this course as a stepping-stone to a level three programme in travel and tourism; others may choose alternative further study pathways, an apprenticeship or full-time employment.
A level three qualification is also a pathway to study at university level.
You will study a variety of units and topics include the travel and tourism industry, customer service in travel and tourism, organising an event, UK rural tourism, understanding specialist tourism, UK purpose built visitor attractions.
You will also have the opportunity to further develop your literacy and numeracy through GCSE English or maths or through Essential Skills Qualifications in communication or application of number.
All units are assessed internally using centre-devised assessments. These can include observations in work-related situations, presentations, projects, or extended writing via assignments and reports.
You will need a minimum of three GCSE grades at grades A* to C to study this course. One of these must be English, first language Welsh or maths.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.