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This 1 year course is the equivalent e.g. 3 GCSE's. The course will require a commitment of 15 hours per week. The course purpose is to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Travel and Tourism sector. It is the aim of the qualification to give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the travel and tourism sector. It also hopes to support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic tourism course or an apprenticeship. Fundamentally, it hopes to give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example posts in travel agencies, visitor attractions and the tourist information centre. Modules you will study may include: • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations • Travel and Tourism Business Environments • International Travel and Tourism Destinations You will also work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve your employability. You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy or ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths or Computing.
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Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course will lead directly onto further study on a Level 3 Programme
such as a 90-credit Diploma or a Subsidiary Diploma. Alternatively the course can also lead directly into a career in the Travel and Tourism,
Hospitality, Business and Airline Industries.
How will it make me more employable?
You will ‘Get the Edge’ by: • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence• Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)• Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects• Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies. Examples of units that can be undertaken include; time management, team work skills and healthy living. This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed throughout the course with a combination of externally accessed examinations and coursework.
All information correct at time of print. Please note all courses are subject to funding and demand. While we promote a wide number of courses not all are guaranteed to run. Page printed on 22/07/2018 05:40:53