The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full-time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied.
There may be additional entry requirements for a small number of specialist courses. If this course is one of these specialist courses, additional entry requirements will be stated below.
Entry requirements – The Isle of Wight College has standard entry requirements for full time college courses, depending on the level of the course to be studied. For this course, students should have achieved five or more GCSEs at Grade 4. These must include English and Maths.
What is this course?
You can study this course as a one year study programme and then progress on to the second year, which the equivalent to three A-Levels. It is a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification which carries UCAS points for entry into University or apprenticeship degrees. It provides an insight into the Travel and Tourism sector, with opportunities to travel locally, regionally and possibly overseas.
Who is this qualification for?
This course has been designed to introduce you to the exciting world of Travel and Tourism. You may be interested in selling holidays as a travel agent, living and working overseas as a holiday rep or working in an airport or guiding tours around a wonderful city. Whatever you choose, this course will get you on the right path.
This course is a full time option for students aged 16-19 and for students aged 19+.
What will I learn?
In your first year, you will be introduced to topics such as Worldwide Destinations, Customer Service, Marketing and Holiday Reps. You will get creative, innovative, working as part of a team to develop your employability skills. In your second year, your units will include further study in to industry specific components, such as Airlines, Cabin Crew and Cruise. You will also learn some important study skills, such as how to reference your assignments, the importance of meeting deadlines, and how to differentiate between good quality and low quality sources of information.
How will I learn?
There is a mixture of classroom learning, practical learning through role play and presentations or in real-life work placement settings. Online learning, using a variety of platforms will also be part of your weekly programme, in addition to regular one to one academic tutorials. Apart from GCSE, there will be no exams as part of your course. You will engage with employers, as this is an integral part of your course and take part in college trips, on and off of the Island.
Past Level 3 students have progressed to university to study courses such as International Business Management, Marketing and Cruise Management or apprenticeship degrees with British Airways. Many students have chosen not to go to university, and have moved into full time jobs within Tourism, working overseas as activity hosts and in the UK as a Travel Agent.
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