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In Short

Employers are constantly looking for highly motivated and well-qualified people to work in this exciting and demanding industry. This course is highly relevant and current, and will provide you with the required skills to gain employment in the world of travel. You will take part in residential visits in the UK and you will be taught by enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers.

Entry Requirements

  • Selection is by interview.
  • You should have at least 4 GCSEs at minimum Grade 3 (D) including maths and English or equivalent, or a BTEC Foundation Certificate (Level 1) in a related subject.
  • Mature students will be assessed on relevant experience, clear motivation and a reasonable standard of attainment in written English.
  • All students must have good punctuality, a good attendance level,  positive attitude to vocational area and if required continue to work towards English and Maths at Grade 4.

Course Content

Units include:

  • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
  • Selling skills
  • Tourist information
  • Cruise
  • Retail travel services
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service
  • Resort representatives
  • Educational visits – You will be encouraged to familiarise yourself with the industry, either by visits, speakers, trade fairs or exhibitions in the UK.

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake assessments throughout the year to support your coursework. In addition, each unit has either a final external or internal assessment. Full attendance is therefore absolutely critical in order to achieve this qualification.

Progression

This course has a natural progression to higher level qualifications or you may go direct into employment. Note: that some careers have a minimum age for entry.

Students wishing to progress to the Level 3 course will need a minimum of Level 2 Diploma with Merit profile (completion of 40 credits at merit level, from 65 available credits), good level of attendance and punctuality and recommendation from current teaching staff.

Tools/Materials/Books

The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. You can purchase your own set of specialist reference books at a cost of approximately £40.00. Formal dress is required on assessments days, this will be discussed at interview/enrolment.

Fees

If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment – no course fee.

If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information. Bursary Funds: There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19’s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email: igs@weymouth.ac.uk

Rehabilitation of offenders: To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College. Copies of the College’s Equality and Diversity policies can be found in the Library.

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