Level 3 Travel and Tourism
Globally, one in ten jobs is in tourism and hospitality and the UK ranks as the 6th largest tourist destination. It’s an incredibly important industry with lots of opportunities. The WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Tourism is designed to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills associated with tourism organisations and activities.
It is the ideal qualification for students with an interest in or desire to work in the tourist industry but equally is a sound qualification for those wishing to access university. The course is broadly comparable to one A level and has equivalent UCAS points.
What can I do with it?
You will learn and use a variety of transferable and employability skills much valued by employers and universities. It will prepare you for further study or training in tourism-related occupations. The qualifications will provide a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment and training in fields relating to tourism, business and other service based industries.
Travel and Tourism is one of our vocational options and would therefore work well alongside others such as Health and Social Care, Criminology, BTEC Sport, Childcare. Yet, there is the option to study other A Level subjects which may interest you further.
What will I study?
You will explore the attractions of the UK including natural landscapes, coastal resorts and cities and an understanding of why it is important to continually develop tourism and to how it is marketed. You will explore the way the tourism industry responds global events such as natural disasters and the impact of changing expectations. The environmental impacts of tourism will also be studied along with how these are managed. And how the global tourism industry must respond. You will also learn how to successfully plan a tourism event and a tour within the UK, considering a range of factors including budget, risk assessment and target market.