Bridgend College

Full Time BTEC First Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Bridgend College
In Bridgend

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Typology BTEC
Location Bridgend
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Bridgend
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This programme has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in a career within the travel and tourism industry. It will allow them to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area. The First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade C. Modules include:

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Location

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Bridgend (Avon)
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Cowbridge Road, CF31 3DF

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· Requirements

At least 2 GCSE passes grades C or above or a recognised equivalent qualification. These qualifications are suitable for school leavers who wish to embark on a vocational route through training or education following on from GCSEs or a vocational qualification at Level 1. Mature students who do not have these formal academic qualifications but have a keen interest in Travel and Tourism are...

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme


BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Length of Course: 1 year

Course Description: This programme has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in a career within the travel and tourism industry. It will allow them to develop the skills and knowledge required to progress into or within employment and/or continue their study in the vocational area. The First Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade C. Modules include:
  • The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Exploring Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • European Holiday Destinations
  • Business Skills for Travel and Tourism
  • Developing Employability skills for Travel and Tourism
  • Planning Visits for Travel and Tourism

In addition to your First Diploma in Travel and Tourism you will also complete a range of additional qualifications including:
  • One language from either Welsh, Italian, Spanish or French
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
  • Selected Key Skills qualifications at Level 1 or 2 from Communications, ICT, Application of Number, Working with Others and IOLP
  • Learn Direct IT1 Presentations or equivalent.
  • WBQ - Welsh Baccalaureate Intermediate qualification. This is integrated with usual programme and complements and supports your studies. The WBQ includes key skills, work placement, community participation and team enterprise activities. It also involves investigating Wales as part of Europe and the world, personal and social education issues.


Entry requirements: At least 2 GCSE passes grades C or above or a recognised equivalent qualification. These qualifications are suitable for school leavers who wish to embark on a vocational route through training or education following on from GCSEs or a vocational qualification at Level 1. Mature students who do not have these formal academic qualifications but have a keen interest in Travel and Tourism are welcome to apply. ALL applicants will need to attend a formal interview at the college.

If successful, students are expected to comply with the College Code of Conduct, of which one aspect of eight includes a minimum requirement of 80% attendances at all classes.

Progression/Career Opportunities: On completion of this qualification students may consider progressing onto a National Certificate in Travel and Tourism. Alternatively, successful students may seek employment in a variety of sectors related to Travel, Tourism, Hospitality, Leisure and Business.

What our students say: "I found this course really interesting, and the tutors are very helpful and are very understanding. There is a week work experience in an organisation chosen by the student to enter them into the life of travel and tourism organisations. I would recommend this course to other people because it's a great introduction to Travel and Tourism studies." Bethan Sheppard

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