The course provides learners with the potential opportunity to progress to employment, or progress within employment in a wide range of job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example posts in a wide range of organisations including accommodation providers, retail travel, business travel, or transport providers such as airlines.
The course will provide opportunities for the development of transferable skills related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both within travel and tourism and elsewhere.
The Travel and Tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel undertaken by individuals for both leisure and business purposes continuing to increase. An expansion in the short-break
market has led to a growth of regional airports in the UK and across Europe and a rise in the number of new hospitality enterprises including health spas and boutique hotels. This rapid expansion has led to huge demand for a more flexibly skilled workforce.
Specific skills for Travel and Tourism include customer service skills, destination geography, knowledge of working with children, and business skills.
The course is structured to encourage the acquisition and development of these competencies prior to, or while in, employment in the travel and tourism sector.
The qualifications aim is to:
Provide learners with knowledge and an understanding of the principles of the travel and tourism industry and allows them to explore the various avenues of work within this industry.
Allow learners to gain transferable skills that can be applied to the workplace or further study.
Level 3 qualifications have been developed in the Travel and Tourism sector to provide education and training for travel and tourism employees. Provide full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the travel and tourism sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Travel and Tourism.
Give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.