Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Course Code: P127630

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    1 year

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  • 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. The rapid regrowth of the travel and tourism industry has prompted a surge in recruitment and a wealth of exciting employment opportunities across the sector. Whether you want to set sail or take to the skies this course provides you with the foundations for endless career opportunities at home or abroad.

This introduction to Travel and Tourism covers a broad range of topics to enable learners to gain an insight into the component industries and career pathways available in this dynamic sector.

Units include:

Customer service in travel and tourism.

The UK Travel & Tourism Industry.

Travel and tourism destinations.

Promotion in travel and tourism.

Hospitality in travel and tourism.

Know about airports and airlines.

UK purpose-built visitor attractions.

Understanding package holidays.

To support your development of practical and technical skills, you will complete a minimum of 30 hours work experience with some of the region’s leading organisations and events, including Premier Inn, Shaping Portsmouth conference and Victorious Festival. You will also enjoy industry trips and visits during the year locally and around the UK. Previous visits include Brighton, London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds, Warner Bros Studio tours, Weymouth, and airline simulations.

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English language is preferrable. 

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 or other suitable Level 3 programmes. You can progress into a variety of entry level roles within the travel and tourism sector. 

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