Course Code: TT1FE376 Travel and Tourism - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 05 Sep 2022 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 05 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary There is no better time or place to study a Travel and Tourism qualification than in Blackpool! This action-packed course offers a mix of academic, industry specific and employability skills. It will provide you with an introduction into this exciting and vibrant industry. The Level 2 Extended Certificate also provides an overview of the different career areas available, including travel agencies, holiday parks, aviation, tourist attractions and tourist information offices. This qualification also allows learners to gain transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study. Entry Requirements 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English or Maths a successful interview with a tutor the ability to study independently a genuine interest in the subject good communication skills hardworking approach towards the industry All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course. Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Qualification Obtained Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism Modules could include: Customer Service UK Travel and Tourism Industry Marketing in Travel and Tourism Airports and airlines UK and Worldwide Destinations Tourism Studies Industry Placement and Field Trips This course features a mandatory work placement, which allows you to spend at least 52 hours developing skills and knowledge relevant to your qualification and gaining valuable insight into the expectations of future potential employers. Each student is expected to find their own placement however we can support you in this. As part of the course, we also offer a range of trips and residentials to destinations such as tourist information services, visitor attractions and places of interest. These visits also form part of your assessment. Learning and Teaching Methods You will be assessed by a variety of methods; our expert tutors understand that everyone learns in different ways, so they use a range of teaching and assessment methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential. You will spend approximately 12 hours a week in class studying on the main programme whilst also developing your maths and English skills to the desired level required by the industry. This programme incorporates periods of self-study, this means you will be expected to devote additional time outside of the timetabled hours to your studies. Digital skills and e-learning are key elements of all our courses. We will use a range of online apps to support and enhance your learning. Don’t worry, your tutors will guide you through these technologies and you will be introduced to them in the first couple of sessions. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods Assessment methods will be varied but could include, written reports, presentations, practical sessions and group projects. Tuition Fees Students who are 18 or under pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over. Other Costs and Equipment Needed You will need to provide your own stationery, including pens, notepad and an A4 folder. If you need a replacement ID badge, the cost will be £3 (or £8 if incorporated with a bus pass). We supply up to 80 free black and white photocopies per student. Any additional black and white copies are charged at 4p each. Residential and non-residential study visits are key to developing your industry experience and therefore compulsory. The costs of these are subject to change so we will confirm exact amounts nearer the time, at open days, enrolment and induction. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and Progression Successful completion of this course leads to employment within the industry, with typical career choices including holiday park customer services, retail/business travel operations and visitor attractions crew member. Alternatively, you could develop your skills to a higher level on our Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism, and eventually progress to higher-level study.