L3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism FT – September 2024

Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds otherwise Adult Learner Loans available, costs apply.
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

If travelling is your passion and you have an interest in other cultures and worldwide destinations, travel and tourism could be the course for you!

This exciting study programme gives you the opportunity to learn about everything involved with working in the travel and tourism sector – from learning about the functioning of an airport to creating and delivering your own guided tour.

We offer adventure and challenge through our dynamic courses, that allow you to develop a new skill set and gives you the ideas that will help you charter a new pathway to your future career.

There are many job opportunities including events, aviation, travel agents and much more. Together we will explore what is the right next step for you.

In Year 2 there will be an opportunity for an overseas residential (at an additional cost).

Course Content

Modules on this course can include:

  • The UK travel and tourism industry
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Preparing for a career in travel and tourism
  • UK visitor attractions
  • Hospitality in travel and tourism
  • Work experience in travel and tourism
  • UK tour operations
  • Travel agency operations
  • The UK conference and event industry
  • Marketing for travel and tourism
  • UK passenger transport industry
  • Resort representative roles and responsibilities
  • Investigating airline cabin crew
  • UK airports
  • Worldwide passenger airlines
  • The cruise industry
  • UK heritage tourist attractions
  • Responsible tourism
  • Specialist tourism
  • Business travel
  • Storytelling for tourism
  • Tour guiding

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including maths and English.

Assessment Methods

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • role play
  • presentations


You may continue to study at university level, higher level apprenticeships or pursue a career in travel and tourism.