Exploring Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Vocational • Level 2
About the course
This is a 1 year program which will help you take your first steps towards a career in the Travel, Tourism, or Hospitality industry. You will learn essential skills and qualities such as communication, problem solving, presentation, written along with how to become confident when working within a team or individually. Over the course you will gain experience in practical and academic study which will involve; demonstrations, written work, practical activities, group work and presentations. You will experience through industry guest speakers, trips/visits and events that will enhance your CV and give you the necessary tools to progress into this exciting industry, or onto further study. The next step after completing this course will be to go on to NCFE Level 3 Travel and Tourism
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 5 or above including English Language OR Maths. Alternatively - a relevant Level 1 Foundation qualification in a relevant subject at merit grade and a GCSE grade 5 in English Language/Mathematics
Units to be studied over the year are; Customer Service, An introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry, Hospitality, Work Experience, Airports and Airlines, Specialist Tourism (please note that these are subject to change)
Assessments will take place in a number of ways with and will be either assessed through course work or practical's. Written coursework is assessed through reports, essays, Information posters -leaflets - brochures, training guides, presentations, storyboards, blogs, maps, industry related documentation. The practical assessments take place on a level 2 qualifications are demonstrations, presentations, role plays, meetings, interviews, blogs, work experience - all to be completed in front of an audience, peers, tutors. Taking part in college events can also be used for assessment purposes to ensure you demonstrate the correct skills, knowledge and behaviours required for the industry.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to the Level 3 or an Apprenticeship. Careers that this course may lead to include working for an airport or an airline, on a cruise ship, working abroad as a holiday representatives, becoming a travel advisor, working for an events companies or in the hospitality industry. Please note, many positions in Travel and Tourism have a minimum requirement age of 18 years old.
Travel based uniform, which includes a white shirt and black trousers or skirt, and smart shoes. It is recommended that learners have access to digital equipment, however this is not essential for the course
The Travel Training Suite offers a variety of equipment and resources available for lessons, assessments and demonstrations. Please note that uniform is required when participating in role plays and assessments.
Extra curricular activities
Students are invited on a range of trips and visits as part of the study programme as well as working towards volunteering awards and further qualifications relevant to the industry. Students will take part in invaluable work experience, in order to progress into industry successfully or to a Level 3 Programme, Work Experience is also offered so students can put in to practice and develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that they are learning on the course.