Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 3 in Travel & Tourism

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:2 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019
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Course Overview

The course is designed as a 2 year full time qualification and is suitable for learners who have a keen interest in all aspects of travel and tourism and:
• enjoy practical situations
• want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation
• are interested in developing an understanding of travel organisations, the markets they serve and how to deal with customers effectively.
• want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
• wish to move on to a related career or Higher Education course.
During the course you will study a variety of units these could include:
The World of Travel and Tourism
Global Destinations
Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism
Travel and Tourism Enterprises
Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
*Please note – units are subject to change*



Compulsory residential activities to develop team work and practical skills are an integral part of the course. There is an additional cost of £300 to cover these trips as well as covering costs of day trips or residential and guest speakers. This charge is to be paid at enrolment and is non-refundable. The Learner Support Fund is available and could help assist in paying towards these fees.

Progression & Career Opportunities

The qualification accumulates UCAS points and would support learners wishing to progress into higher education and onto a variety of courses e.g undergraduate, Higher National Certificate and Higher Apprenticeship.
A range of career opportunities would also be appropriate from events management, air cabin crew, and tour operations to working within the hotel industry, transport providers and promotion of destinations and attractions.

Entry Requirements

You will need minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), including English, or BTEC L2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism/NVQ2 Intermediate with portfolio of evidence and GCSE English or Maths (or their equivalents) at Grade 4 (C) or above.  

You should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in travel and tourism, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. All applicants are subject to interview.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

The offer on the course is subject to the successful attendance of a Welcome Event and Taster Day.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.
Assessment is varied on the course, some units are assessed externally whilst others are assessed internally via coursework.
Alongside your main programme of study, you will also gain a qualifications in:
• Introduction to Air Cabin Crew
Those learners 19+ at the time of starting additional courses a registration fee will be charged.
Completion of these qualifications will increase your chances of being offered an interview with employers in the industry.
During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through UCASprogress.com or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.
3/3/18