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Travel and Tourism Level 3 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Code: 70424-01 / 72164-01

This exciting course can lead to employment with a travel agent, travel operator or tourist attraction, work at the airport or for an airline, or get a job working abroad as an overseas representative.  The possibilities are endless in the travel and tourism sector!



Cost 16-18 No Fee, Tuition is £4170, plus exam fee. 19+ Available for Advanced Learner Loan
When 10/09/2018 DurationOne year for L3 Diploma or Two years for L3 Extended Diploma
LevelLevel 3 Attendancefull

If you wish to make a career for yourself or undertake further study at university within the travel and tourism sector, this course is a great place to be!

As well as classroom based discussions and lectures, the Level 3 qualification also requires you to undertake a minimum of 60 hours a week of work experience  over the course of 1 year, either by block placement or 1 or 2 days a week throughout the year.

Overall you will learn about the travel and tourism industry from customer service, the business of travel and tourism, working in the travel and tourism industry, conferences, exhibitions and events to marketing travel and tourism products. We have excellent employer links, and work experience in the UK or overseas is a large part of the programme.

You will develop vital practical skills required in the industry, such as customer services, whilst gaining knowledge on the travel and tourism industry as a whole.

The opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the field is a bonus, and we encourage students to use this chance wisely, maybe by choosing a work setting which best suits their preferred interest.

Assessment is continuous throughout the programme and takes the form of written assignments, case studies, practical and portfolio completion as well as external exams.

Classrooms, work experience and trips.

As part of this course you will be expected to undertake 60 hours of work placement over 1 year. This can be taken in a two week block or one or two days a week. You are encouraged to find and organise your own placement to suit your needs best, but college can support you in finding a placement setting.

16-18 You need 4 GCSEs at grade C or a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma qualification.

19+ You will be interviewed and assessed on your ability to benefit from the course.

If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades A-C or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification.

Many opportunities are on offer at the end of the course in the wide and varied tourism sector which supports nearly 30,000 jobs in Leeds alone. Some students move straight into full time employment in the UK or overseas, whilst some progress to higher education courses such as the FdA in Tourism and Aviation.


If you are aged 19 or over and considering enrolling on a further education course at Level 3 or above, you may be entitled to an Advanced Learner Loan to help with course fees.

Click on the link below to take you to the Gov.uk advice page for the Advanced Learner Loan. Please note, you will not be able to apply for funding until you have been offered a place and been given a letter from the college.


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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk