Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Course Code: P127630

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    11 Sep 2023

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


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.

Units include:

  • structure of the travel and tourism industry
  • interpersonal skills
  • principles of customer service
  • worldwide destinations
  • UK destinations
  • introduction to the cruise industry
  • planning an event
  • evaluating an event
  • promotional activities.

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.

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.

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.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress on to a Level 3 BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

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