Travel & Tourism Extended Certificate Level 2
This Level 2 Extended Certificate is an introduction to the world of travel and tourism. The travel and tourism industry is a dynamic, exciting sector. You will be provided with an opportunity to explore and gain an insight into the key areas that drive the UK tourism sector.
Our Extended Certificate qualification will provide you with key skills and knowledge to gain employment in this diverse industry. You will develop skills in teamwork, effective communication and customer care as well as developing a broad understanding of the many employment areas within the industry.
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3 or 4 GCSE subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.
What will I study?
This qualification covers topics such as:
- The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
- Travel Agency Operations
- Planning and Delivering Guided Tours
- UK Airports and Airlines
- Customer Service
- Tourism in a Popular UK Region
There is also the option to take part in a range of trips and residential visits during the course which are designed to support the topics being studied. Costs for these visits are additional and cover a range of local, national and international destinations.
There will be the opportunity to retake GCSE English and Maths (working towards grade 4) within this study programme.
Method of delivery
Attendance is full-time and it may include work experience placement. Your studies will be across three full days per week. These will be mainly classroom based but you will also learn via experiential learning that include events organisation activities, role plays and related activities.
All of your sessions will be in College with 70% classroom based and 30% undertaking simulated practical activities.
Our methods of delivery will include student focused learning and formal teaching sessions, accompanied by workshops, tutorials, some independent studies, problem solving and work-based learning.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is a portfolio-based qualification. Internally assessed, you are required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. On completion of each unit, you must declare that the work produced is your own. The Assessor must countersign this. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include (in no particular order):
- Assessor observation
- Witness testimony
- Practical tasks
- Record of professional discussion
- Record of oral and written questioning
- Candidate and peer reports
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion, you may progress into employment within the tourism, hospitality, business or retail sector or progress to higher studies at Level 3 in either Travel & Tourism or Business. Alternatively you could progress on to an apprenticeship.
“I chose to study Travel and Tourism as it teaches you how to communicate, how to present and sell different products and also teaches you a lot about the travel industry. I like that we have the opportunity to go on lots of great trips, and the course is even better than I expected.”