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Travel & Tourism — Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma

Course information

This dynamic course is ideal for those who wish either to work in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries or for those wishing to progress to higher education. The majority of students who complete both years (Year 1 is a 90 Credit Diploma) have progressed to university, however many are now employed in a variety of locations including TUI Sta Travel, EasyJet, Novotel and a variety of regional employers.
The work carried out on the programme is very closely related to Business Studies and this is reflected in the core units which relate to the UK tourism market, customer service and world tourism market. The specialist units are selected to reflect a range of learning and to allow learners to have transferable skills.
The course is intended mainly for students aged 16-18, who want broad-based vocational preparation for employment in the Travel & Tourism industry or for further study. You will be taken on a variety of trips throughout the course, including Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Alton Towers, often linked to assignments, as well as visits to local businesses and attractions where theory can be compared to the real world.
You will be required to undertake a 2 week work experience placement.
You will develop the following skills:
1. Map and geography skills
2. Customer service skills
3. Ability to research, plan and cost a range of holidays to suit different customers' needs
4. Confidence and competence in your personal presentation and speaking skills
5. Employability skills such as CV creation, interview and work placement opportunities
6. An equivalent to 4 GCSES at Grade 4 or above if you complete the course
7. Build on your value added learning experience
8. Opportunity to participate in a variety of trips looking at Travel and Tourism


NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism
GCSE Maths
GCSE English
Work experience

This course leads to...

On completion of the course there are various pathways available to learners.
- Progression to Level 4 Travel and Tourism
- Full time employment in the industry
- Progress onto other college courses at level 4 depending on performance
On completion of the course there are various pathways available to learners.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are 5 GCSE at Grade 4 or above, including Maths and English, or successful completion of Level 2 with Merit achieved in all units.

You need to have the ability to write to a good standard and have basic but sound maths skills on the course. At interview you must show a keenness to study on the programme and an interest in the topic.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 163562

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 2432.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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