Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Sarah.Cox@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Clodagh.Swift@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Tanya.Purvis@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in the travel and tourism sector. You’ll develop skills for the modern-day workplace, including team-working, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. South West College has excellent relations with the local travel and tourism industry and this will significantly help your learning. The course involves industry visits and guest speakers, and you’ll be taught by lecturers with a significant amount of industry experience. In year two of the programme, there will be a mandatory residential. You’ll be expected to make a full financial contribution, either personally and/or through fundraising.

Course Content

Over the two years, you’ll develop a substantial core of knowledge. You’ll investigate the travel and tourism sector, the business of travel and tourism, the UK as a destination and customer service. You’ll also study a full range of options, such as: transport, accommodation, destinations, marketing, visitor attractions With this qualification, you can consider a broad range of roles within the industry. It also provides a well-established route into specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector.

Assessment Method

All units are coursework-based and will be assessed internally by the travel and tourism staff at the College. Assessment methods include written tasks, worksheets, oral discussions, presentations, practical activities and group work.

Progression Opportunities

You can progress to study at a higher level, for example, the Ulster University Foundation Degree in International Travel and Tourism Management, offered at South West College. Or you could go onto employment such as working as a travel agent, tourist information advisor, member of a visitor attraction team, hotel or tour operations, tour guiding or airline cabin crew.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades C or above including English Language and/or Maths or successful completion of a Level 2 related qualification. Equivalent to 3 A Levels. Please check with the individual Course Co-ordinator on application. Criteria may be subject to change. Students who don’t possess a Grade C in English, Maths and ICT will be required to complete Essential Skills qualifications in these subject areas.