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Travel & Tourism - Level 3 NCFE Certificate and Diploma/Extended Diploma - September Start

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Awarding/validation body:


Course Overview

Are you interested in marketing in travel and tourism? Ever wondered what happens in the business operations within the travel industry? Or, do you want to work for a major airline or travel company?

The Level 3 National Extended Diploma prepares students for an exciting and growing industry where marketing, business operations and customer service skills are integral. You will study seven mandatory units and six optional units chosen to give you a specialised insight into the industry, mandatory units include:


  • The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Global Destination
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Travel and Tourism Enterprise
  • Researching Current Issues in the Travel Industry
  • The UK as a Tourist Destination
  • Business Operations in the Travel Industry

Course Highlights

Term 1

Unit 10 – The UK Conference and Events Industry

Unit 9 – Travel Agency Operations

Unit 17 – The Cruise Industry

Term 2

Unit 14 – Investigating Cabin Crew

Unit 21 – Business Travel

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This course is the equivalent to 3 A Levels and students can progress into higher education to study:

  • BA (Hons) Events Management
  • BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism
  • BSc Hospitality and Tourism
  • BA (Hons) International Tourism Management with Air
  • BA (Hons) Business with Tourism

Alternatively, some students have gone to study at Edge-Hill Hospitality School or  become successfully employed as cabin crew staff.

For students seeking immediate employment they are able to progress onto:

  • Travel Agency
  • Cabin Crew
  • Tour Guide Companies
  • Events and Hospitality
  • Hotel Management
  • Holiday Representative
  • Marketing Executive
  • Outdoor Activities Manager


The course is split into:

  • 70% internal assessment through essays, portfolios, presentations and practical assessment
  • 40% through externally sat examinations of 2.5 hours
  • Controlled assessments of up-to 8 hours.

Students will be expected to undertake a one-day per week work experience placement to support their studies in a relevant travel-based industry.The teachers support you through the assessment process with regular progress reviews, homework and challenging tasks.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);


Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 1 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

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