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Travel and Tourism: Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma

EXCITING TRIPS - Each year we organise trips to UK and European resorts, including Croatia, Tenerife, Barcelona, London, Madrid, Paris and Brighton.

Course information

Course Summary

The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic industries, it is also one of the largest employment sectors and is continually growing and developing. The travel industry is so diversified that it contains a range of jobs from holiday reps to tour guides both in the UK and worldwide.

Course Code:N1050
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Awarded by:NCFE
Course Length

2 years full-time. Usually 3-4 days per week, 13.5 hours per week

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

Completing an extended diploma in travel and tourism will give you the opportunity to be part of this industry and progress quickly in your chosen profession. Being taught by lecturers with real industry experience ensures that the teaching is up to date giving you the best chance of succeeding on the course and therefore giving you the best chance to succeed in your chosen profession.

The course is designed using a range of teaching methods making it as fun and practical as possible, giving everyone the opportunity to succeed and reach their potential. Combining these elements together with the trips abroad - with previous destinations, being Rome, Paris, Barcelona and Lanzarote - as well as trips to more local UK destinations such as London and Brighton, we believe that learning from experience gives you the best chance of success.

In addition to the main course, all students will take on additional courses. NCFE Resort Reps is taken in the first year and NCFE Cabin Crew or Aviation on the Ground in year two, all of which are successful industry qualifications and give the students that all important help with the first step on the career ladder. 

The travel department is very proud of the facilities that it has to offer and especially the cabin crew training room that was installed last year giving our students a real feel for the duties and roles of being a Cabin Crew member. This combined with the annual trip to Virgin Atlantic or British Airways to be put through some of the training required of cabin crew gives a taste of what it is like to work for one of the world’s prestigious companies.

Some of the new units include*:

  • Unit 01 The UK travel and tourism industry
  • Unit 02 Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Unit 03 Preparing for a career in travel and tourism
  • Unit 04 Travel and tourism destinations
  • Unit 05 UK visitor attractions
  • Unit 06 Hospitality in travel and tourism
  • Unit 07 Work experience in travel and tourism
  • Unit 09 Travel agency operations
  • Unit 11 Marketing for travel and tourism
  • Unit 13 Resort representative roles and responsibilities
  • Unit 14 Investigating airline cabin crew
  • Unit 15 UK airports
  • Unit 16 Worldwide passenger airlines
  • Unit 17 The cruise industry
  • Unit 18 UK heritage tourist attractions
  • Unit 19 Responsible tourism
  • Unit 20 Specialist tourism
  • Unit 23 Tour guiding

*may be subject to change

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,290

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

You will be provided with all the basic resources and materials needed for your programme. Some additional fees are required to cover the cost of trips to international destinations and activities required to participate in to gain the criteria to pass this course. Costs approximately - £450 per year.

Entry Requirements

New Students

Four GCSEs at Grade 4 including English and Maths. 

Students who have fulfilled the four GCSE Grade 4 entry requirement but may need to resit maths may be offered a Diploma route.

Progressing Students

A Level 2 Diploma at Merit plus English and Maths, plus a good reference from your current tutor for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

Your Next Steps

Successful students may wish to progress into Higher Education. Others may choose to go directly into employment with tour operators, airlines, travel agencies, passenger transport operators, or visitor attractions.

Potential career routes in the Travel and Tourism industry:

  • Aviation operations
  • Cabin crew
  • Cabin service
  • Check-in assistant
  • Cruises
  • Customer services
  • Events welcome
  • Hotel assistant
  • Marketing
  • Passenger services officer
  • Rail travel assistant
  • Resort representative
  • Ride operator
  • Security officers at visitor attractions
  • Tour guide
  • Tour operations
  • Tourist information centre assistant
  • Travel agency consultant
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021