Course code
Full time
2 years to achieve the full qualification
September only

These courses are for those who wish to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the dynamic Travel and Tourism sector. The aim of these work-related qualifications is to prepare you for entry to a range of progression opportunities including higher education or employment.

You will uncover the Travel and Tourism sector by studying a wide range of interesting and challenging units.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn in a realistic training environment with industry standard equipment
  • Gain experience managing aviation situations in our aeroplane cabin and galley
  • Receive training on handling on-board drinks, food and duty free in our Cloud CafĂ©
  • Develop knowledge using airline check-in desks and specialist software

The topics studied on this course are:

  • UK airports
  • The cruise industry
  • Visitor attractions
  • Responsible tourism
  • Cabin crew
  • Preparation for a career in the travel industry
  • Customer service
  • UK travel and tourism industry
  • Holiday representatives
  • Travel agency operations
  • Marketing
  • Worldwide passenger airlines
  • Specialist tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Work experience
  • Tour operations
  • Events
  • Tour guiding

As there are no exams you will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your qualification. The range of assessment methods include written tasks, presentations, practical sessions and role play.

Career opportunities may include:

  • Overseas Holiday Rep
  • Cabin Crew
  • Events and conference coordinator
  • Holiday Reservations Agent
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Overseas Hotel Contractor
  • Resort Operations Manager
  • Holiday Entertainer
  • Airport Check-in Agent
  • Retail Travel Consultant
  • Tour Operator
  • Tourism Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Reservation Sales Agent

You may complete coursework study visits including overseas residential trips.

Positive Futures is a set of essential qualities, embedded throughout your study programme, that we seek to develop in all students: 

  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Confidence
  • Resilience

You will also engage in the Positive Futures Careers Programme, developing key employability skills through a diverse range of activities including work placements, volunteering, employer talks, industry study visits and employment and university fairs.

For Level 3 Travel and Tourism: 5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (including English Language) OR GCSE 9-4 in English Language and a Merit on the Level 2 Travel & Tourism Course.

As a Bury College student you will have access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities which will contribute to your personal growth and development and support your academic studies. 

These may include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dance, Drama and Singing Workshops
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Gaming Hub
  • Music Club
  • Pride Club
  • Student Ambassador Scheme
  • A wide range of sport including Badminton, Cricket, Football, Fitness Training, Nerf, Netball, Volleyball and Table Tennis.

Please Note: We attempt to ensure that all information contained within this website is correct and up-to-date. However, some details may change as we review and update our provision. Although every effort is made to provide the teaching, examination, assessment and other services detailed on this website and in our other publications, Bury College cannot guarantee the provision of such programmes, services, facilities and fees. Bury College reserves the right to amend, withdraw, alter or amalgamate any of the courses, locations and facilities detailed within at any time. Should circumstances require such amendments, Bury College undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption to those services and most importantly to students.

Careers in Travel & Tourism