The two-year Diploma starts by exploring the different organisations, ownership, and business structures within travel and tourism sector and delivers the theory, as well as the practical application of customer service principles. There are three destination-based units covering the UK, European and long-haul destinations. During the second year you will plan and participate in a residential study visit, during which you will provide entertainment for holidaymakers – something you will have researched, planned and prepared for. The Extended Diploma follows a similar structure, but there are extra units to complete including, Tour Operations, Marketing, and Specialist, Rural and Responsible Tourism. Both the Diploma and Extended Diploma are ideal for students who have a genuine interest in travel and tourism and who are ultimately seeking a career in this exciting and dynamic industry.
Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course will be outgoing, energetic and highly motivated with a keen interest in travel and tourism.
You are expected to take part in compulsory trips and visits including a one week overseas residential to investigate the impacts of tourism on a destination. Day visits take place to popular UK destinations. Compulsory trips and visits will cost approximately £200 in Year 1 and £400 in Year 2.