First Certificate in Travel and Tourism - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
Long-haul flights, cruises, exotic destinations, meeting new and interesting people, no wonder the travel industry is one of the most exciting career options. As you can imagine, competition for jobs can be tough, so here's the study programme that can help your career plans take off and fly high.
Work experience is a valuable asset to gain industry knowledge and improve employability skills. This level 2 course includes a nationally recognised qualification but also has a practical hands on "Tourism Skills" package which covers an intro to air cabin crew, service skills and event techniques.
This nationally recognised Travel and Tourism qualification is most definitely for you if your dream is to pursue a career in this dynamic sector.
The programme consists of a wide range of travel and tourism related units, including:
- overseas holidays
- visitor attractions
- study visits
This is essentially an academic, theory-led course, but there will be exciting visits and trips to support your learning. Two of the units are externally assessed, each requiring a one-hour exam.
Each unit is assessed through continuous assessment by assignments, which may take various formats such as written reports, practical simulations, presentations and displays. Each unit will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction and points awarded for each unit. The final qualification grade will be calculated through the aggregation of points achieved through the individual units.
Two of the units are externally assessed, each requiring a one-hour exam.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.
Successful completion, to Merit or above, can be your route to continuing your studies by progressing to the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism, to further your skills and knowledge base. Past students have also gone direct to the workplace on completion of this course.
Specialised industry publications and resources are used for research for many units. A programme of guest speakers from various sectors and educational visits will support your studies. Students will also experience practical aspects within our Petroc Air Cabin Crew room.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.
Q: Is there very much written work?
A: Yes, any course of this nature has a certain amount of written assignments to complete.
Q: Is there any financial support to help finance my trips?
A: Yes, the college has a means-tested learning support fund which may be able to support subject specific costs.