Travel and Tourism - Travel & Tourism Level 1 Study Programme
Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DH
The UK is the seventh biggest tourism market in the world, worth over £70 billion to the country each year. More than two million people are employed in Travel and Tourism in the UK, so there are lots of opportunities for you to find a rewarding career in the industry either in this country or abroad.
Studying a Travel and Tourism course at Wakefield College will help you gain the knowledge and qualifications you need to start work in this exciting industry. Each year ten students can gain unique work experience in Italy at a ski resort working as an overseas rep for 15 days. This programme is fully funded and includes learning to ski and working with customers in hotels, ski shops and restaurants.
Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Travel Agency Manager £20K-£40K
Travel Agent £14K-£40K
Tour Manager £16K-£30K
(Source: National Careers Service)
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all levels.
What you will study
• Planning to Take Part in a Visit
• Worldwide Tourist Destinations
• UK Travel Industry
• Customer Service
• Overseas Resort Reps
• Promotional Materials
• Preparing for Employment in the Travel Industry
How you will be assessed
Assessments will also be varied to ensure you have every opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge. You may be assessed through practical tasks, short-answer questions, research tasks, written assignments, producing visual displays such as leaflets, observations of role-play.
Level 3 students may also undertake market research, case studies and investigations, presenting your findings in a variety of formats such as reports, brochures and presentations that you might find in working situations within the industry.
Some units at all levels may be assessed by online tests.
3 GCSEs at grade 9-1
On completion with the appropriate pass and English and maths grades, you can progress through the levels.
You could also enhance your CV by taking other qualifications related to the Travel and Tourism industry such as Basic First Aid or Essential Food Hygiene. Some students may wish to learn a new foreign language or improve on one already studied at school.
Some students progress onto a Higher Education course, such as the HNC / HND in Tourism Management run through Wakefield College.
Air Cabin Crew, Travel Agent, Hotel Receptionist, Tour Manager, Tourist Guide, Tourist Information Centre Assistant, Conference and Banqueting Assistant, Visitor Services Assistant in museums, theme parks and stately homes.
Students wishing to become overseas representatives or airline cabin crew should remember that there are often minimum age requirements (around 18-21 years) for these careers.
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