Those seeking opportunities to develop the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required to work in the travel and tourism industry or to progress to further study.
You will have the opportunity to gain work experience with some of the region’s leading organisations and events, including Hovertravel, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Guildhall and Victorious Festival. You will also enjoy many industry trips and visits during the year.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English.
Primarily assessed by coursework. Assignments are a mixture of written assessments, role plays/industry simulation, short answer questions and presentations both in groups and individually. There are also two multiple-choice exam elements which are completed online.
This full-time programme runs for one year from September until June/July. You are expected to commit to 16 hours per week which is made up of a combination of face-to-face class sessions, online learning and independent study. As well as learning about the travel and tourism industry here in the UK and abroad, you will be able to access tutorial support, improve on your English and maths (where applicable) and undertake a 30-hour work experience placement in a travel and tourism related, customer facing role.
You can progress on to a Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Travel and Tourism.
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