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Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma Level 3

Programme Description


This course provides access to higher education and a career in one of the fastest growing industries both locally and nationally.  The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism extends the L3 Diploma (90 credit). Upon successful completion of this course, many learners choose to continue to study travel and tourism at an institute of higher education. Others progress into employment. The course will provide opportunities to develop a whole range of personal skills, techniques and attributes, essential for successful performance in the tourism industry and working life.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Pibwrlwyd Campus

Programme Features


A central element of the course is the close partnership with the local tourism industry and the opportunities to travel both locally and abroad. You will gain a realistic view of the demands of working in the travel and tourism industry in a stimulating and exciting environment. You will have the opportunity to 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. 

Programme Content


On a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism, you will study a variety of units. Topics include UK visitor attractions, long haul travel destinations, entertainment for holiday makers, working as a holiday representative, specialist tourism, tour operations, marketing and a residential visit.

You will also further develop your literacy and numeracy through GCSE English or Maths or through Essential Skills Qualifications in Communication or Application of Number.

Progression & Employment


This course provides access to higher education and a career in one of the fastest growing industries both locally and nationally.  The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism extends the L3 Diploma (90 credit). Upon successful completion of this course, many learners choose to continue to study travel and tourism at an institute of higher education. Others progress into employment. The course will provide opportunities to develop a whole range of personal skills, techniques and attributes, essential for successful performance in the tourism industry and working life.

Method of Assessment


All units are assessed internally using centre devised assessments. These can include observation in work related situations, presentations,projects, or extended writing.

Entry Requirements


You will need a minimum of five GCSE grades A*-C to study this course. One of these must be English, first language Welsh or Maths. Traditionally this course forms the second year of a two year programme you need to have successfully completed a L3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (90 credit).

Additional Costs


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.