Level Three Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

The level three extended diploma creates a balance between practical and theory-based units to support anyone interested in starting out in the industry. This course is for those that have already completed the Level Three Diploma in Travel and Tourism and will look at more managerial units of study in order for you to progress to higher education or attain a higher level qualification to help you gain employment as a supervisor or manager within the industry. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you need to start or progress a career. Learners will benefit from working with industry partners including New Horizons, the College's fully functioning travel agency.

This course is available as part of a full-time study programme for 16 to 18 year olds, and as a part time course for adults aged 19 and over.  Please ask learner services for details.

What will I study?

  • Developing people in travel and tourism
  • Work placement in travel and tourism
  • Promotions and sales
  • Holiday park hosts
  • Tourism in the UK
  • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
  • Worldwide adventure tourism
  • Principles of marketing
  • Overseas representatives
  • Conference and events operations
  • Special interest and independent travel
  • Investigating the cruise industry
  • Principles of supervising customer service
  • Travel and tourism legislation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is based on the completion of assignment work (practical theory) and observation of tasks and activities.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade A* to C/4-9 to include English
  • Or level two diploma (merit)
  • Or first diploma (merit)
  • Or NVQ level two
  • Or equivalent

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

This course prepares you for a range of employment opportunities in the travel and tourism industry, such as travel agents, air cabin crew, overseas representatives and holiday park hosts. If you would like to take your education further, you may wish to progress onto university to complete a foundation degree or degree in a travel and tourism related subject.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide