Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National 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: 4
Course Coordinator: Sarah.Cox@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: Mary.Hegarty@swc.ac.uk

Description

This course is a two year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.

Additional Information

The college also will enhance the learning experience of students throughout the year to gain additional qualifications, engage with Industry Experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry. _x000D_ Students also will have the opportunity to gain qualifications in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if required._x000D_

Course Content

The knowledge, understanding and skills acquired will aid your progression to higher study as well as preparing you to enter the travel and tourism sector. The course is a vocationally related qualification, which means that you develop your knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work-related context. It will help develop skills essential for the modern-day workplace, including, team working, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Core Modules

• The World of Travel and Tourism_x000D_ • Global Destinations_x000D_ • Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism_x000D_ • Managing the Customer Experience in Travel_x000D_ and Tourism_x000D_ • Travel and Tourism Enterprises_x000D_ • Researching Current Travel Trends and Key_x000D_ Issues in Travel and Tourism_x000D_ • Managing Accommodation Services_x000D_ • The UK as a Tourist Destination_x000D_

Optional Modules

• Specialist Tourism_x000D_ • Sustainable Tourism_x000D_ • The Airport Experience_x000D_ • Visitor Attractions_x000D_ • Passenger Transport_x000D_ • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions_x000D_ • Working Overseas_x000D_ • Work Experience in Travel and Tourism_x000D_ • The Cruise Industry_x000D_ • Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism_x000D_

Assessment Method

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: Two externally set, externally moderated exam. Remaining Mandatory and Optional units assessed internally. Coursework will include a number of methods of assessment including written task, worksheets, oral discussions, presentations, practical activities and group work. This qualification allows achievement at pass, merit, distinction or distinction *.

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this course, students will be eligible to enter into employment in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Alternatively, they may wish to further their studies by progressing onto the Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism with Specialisms offered by SWC in conjunction with Ulster University.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Successful applicants will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if they do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or IT._x000D_ Places are subject to individual interview due to the nature of this course. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session. This criterion may increase subject to demand for places._x000D_