Tourism, Hospitality and Events ManagementVocational • Level 3
About the course
Recognised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism, our courses have an excellent reputation with employers and universities alike. The course has a good mix of practical and theoretical learning and will cover an exciting content preparing you for both further study, employment and an apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications, for example this could be, first aid, food hygiene or internet safety. As a student you will have the opportunity develop outstanding and invaluable interpersonal skills which will prepare you for your chosen career or further education in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Events sector. You will develop these skills on the following modules and through a wide of trips and visits. Topics covered on the course include; Marketing, Sales and Promotion of travel products and services, Hospitality, Hotel Reception, Events, the Cruise industry, Cabin Crew, Airports and Airlines, careers in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Travel agency Operations, Customer Service, European and Worldwide Destinations, Responsible Tourism, Holiday Representatives, and Visitor Attractions and Storytelling in Travel and Tourism. Please note that uniform is required for assessment and practical activities. This is at your own cost and can be purchased from any retailer. We also require a trips and visits deposit of £50 to cover your first few trips and visits you will participate on as part of the course. Further information on uniform and trip costs will be given on enrolment.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
Five GCSEs at grade 5, including English Language or Mathematics OR a relevant Level 2 Diploma with a Merit grade and a GCSE grade 5 in English Language or Mathematics.
There are 9 modules in each year of the course. 18 are studied overall. Example units of study are shown below. (Subject to change) The UK Travel and Tourism Industry Customer Service in Travel and Tourism Preparing for a Career in Travel and Tourism UK Visitor Attractions Specialist Tourism Investigating Airline Cabin Crew Travel and Tourism Destinations Storytelling for Travel and Tourism Tour Guiding Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services Work Experience Retail Travel Agency Operations Hospitality in Travel and Tourism UK Airports The UK Conference and Events industry Resort Representative Roles and Responsibilities Worldwide Passenger Airlines Responsible Tourism
Assessments are instead of exams which take place in a number of ways within written and practical. Written coursework is assessed through reports, essays, Information posters -leaflets - brochures, training guides, presentations, storyboards, blogs, maps, industry related documentation. Practical assessments that take place on a level 3 qualifications are demonstrations, presentations, role plays, meetings, welcome meetings, transfer speeches, interviews, blogs, work experience placements - all to be completed in front of an audience, peers, tutors. Taking part in college events will 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 a job role within the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Events sector, University study or a Degree Apprenticeship. Careers that this course may lead to include arrange of potential roles both nationally and internationally; these include - the aviation industry such as Airport as Check In, Passenger Service Agent,Cabin Crew, even Pilots. Positions on Cruise Ships, as Holiday Representatives, as Travel Advisors or Tour Operations are also positions students go on to fill with many progressing to managerial levels within a few years of their careers. Other careers could be the wide range of jobs offered within the hospitality, events and festivals sectors, again all with opportunities of leadership roles. Please note, many positions in Travel and Tourism have a minimum requirement age of 18 years old.
Access to a range of equipment and resources is provided in relation to the topic of study. The Travel Training Suite offers a mock up aircraft fuselage, facilities for airport and hotel check in, a mock travel agency and a number of specialised Hospitality equipment. Please note that uniform is required when participating in role plays and assessments at your own cost. Further details provided on enrolment.
Extra curricular activities
Students will have the opportunity to take part in trips across both the UK and overseas and gain invaluable work experience, some examples include: Visits to hotels, UK and European tourist attractions, University visit/taster days. You will have the opportunity to enhance your CV through a range of events by participating in college activities and supporting local causes, this will help you demonstrate your customer service, problem solving, teamwork, communication and hospitality skills through interacting with our customers and stakeholders including VIPs. The department invites guest speakers from across the industry to offer an integral part of the course to provide students with a network of contacts, a real life background and first-hand experience of different job roles. Many Travel organisations recruit directly from our cohort of students for job roles. Further information on uniform and trip costs will be given on enrolment.