York College

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Travel agents

Up to £19,000

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Travel agency managers and proprietors

Up to £40,000

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Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.

Up to £20,000

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Entry requirements

You must have achieved the Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism or have been working in the travel and tourism industry for some time. You should have plenty of general experience and might already supervise others or manage resources. You must also have achieved 4 GCSEs at grade C including English and Maths or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Duration

One year.

What will I study?

This qualification is for anybody that wants to work or already works within the travel industry and wants to develop their skills further or wants to develop more specialised skills in a particular area.
The qualification contains units that are relevant to all sectors of the industry.

Example of routes available at this level include:

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

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 or into full-time employment.

Potential job opportunities include:

  • Hotel Receptionist or Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourist Guide
  • Tourist Information Centre Assistant
  • Travel Agent
  • Resort Representative

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