Travel and Tourism - Level 2
Course Code: TT1FE362
Blackpool is the capital of travel and tourism in the UK, so where better to study a related qualification than at B&FC? This action-packed course offers a mix of academic and employability skills to develop confidence and provide an introduction to this exciting and fast-moving industry. The Level 2 Diploma also provides an overview of the different career areas available, including travel agencies, cruise line companies, tour operators, tourist attractions, tourist information offices and conference event organisations.
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (previously grade D) or above, ideally including English Language and Maths.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our expert tutors all have first-hand industry experience of working within tour operations, travel agency management, resort operations, event planning and as air cabin crew.
They understand that everyone learns in different ways so they use a range of teaching methods to enable everyone to achieve their potential.
E-learning is a key element of all our courses and we also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will support you with these technologies and also in preparing for examinations.
You will spend around 9 hours a week in class studying the mandatory and optional units; you will also be expected to spend between 1.5 and 7 hours a week developing your Maths and English skills to the level required by industry.
The programme incorporates periods of self-study and you will also need to devote additional time (outside of timetabled hours) to your studies.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.