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York College

This is a one year (with an option to top up to a second year) course suitable for learners who are focused on gaining an in–depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry. This qualification is recognised by the professional association The Institute of Travel & Tourism.

Entry requirements

For general entry requirement guidance please follow this link.

More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.


One year for the Diploma. Two years if the top-up option to the Extended Diploma is selected.

What will I study?

This qualification is for anybody who wants to work or already works within the travel industry and wants to develop their skills further or develop more specialised skills in a particular area.

The qualification contains units that are relevant to all sectors of the industry and include:

  • Special Interest Holidays and Independent Holidays
  • Holiday Resort Representatives
  • Retail Travel
  • UK Tourism
  • Developing Tour Operator Products
  • Adventure Tourism Development
  • Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

If opting to continue onto the second year top-up you will be able to improve your career prospects by achieving additional units on top of those achieved in the Level 3 Diploma such as:

  • Foreign Exchange
  • Arranging Conferences and Events
  • Knowledge of the Cruise Industry
  • Adventure and Rural Tourism
  • Legislation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through a combination of online testing, assignment work and short answer questions.

What could it lead to?

Students can progress onto higher level courses, including degrees or apprenticeships, or into full-time employment. Potential job opportunities include:

  • Hotel Receptionist or Manager
  • Tourist Guide
  • Travel Agent
  • Resort Representative

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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