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Travel & Tourism (Level 2)

This study programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for working in a junior position within the travel and tourism industry. You will develop your selling and communication skills and learn about tourist information services, worldwide travel destinations and the structure of the travel industry. The study programme will give you a good insight into the travel and tourism industry and provide you with the opportunity to progress further, either within education or through industry employment.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need:

Duration: 1 year 

  • 3 GCSEs grades 9-3 ideally including English & maths OR 
  • Relevant Level 1 qualification

Course content

The study programme will provide you with an understanding of travel & tourism through the studying of a range of topics.

  • Subject units:
    • Worldwide travel & tourism destinations
    • Customer service and selling skills for travel & tourism
    • Interpersonal skills for the travel & tourism workplace
    • Retail travel services
    • Activity tourism in the UK visitor attractions
    • Tourist information services
    • Tour operations
    • Promotional materials for travel & tourism
    • Travel planning
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 
  • Additional vocational learning and qualifications: 
    • You will have the opportunity to take part in various trips across the UK to help you complete elements of your coursework. In previous years we have visited major London attractions, such as the London Eye and London Dungeon. We have also visited Drayton Manor and Woburn Safari Park.

    • You will also study to achieve a NCFE Resort Representatives Certificate, which guarantees an interview with Thomas Cook on successful completion!

Assessment methods

The majority of the units studied will be assessed through the completion of coursework, with some units being assessed by online multiple choice tests or paper-based short answer tests. All assessments on the course will be externally set and verified by City & Guilds.


  • Travel & Tourism City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
  • Resort Representatives NCFE Level 2 Award
  • English and maths qualifications if required
Further study and career options

On successful completion of this study programme you can progress on to the Travel & Tourism Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma. You can also seek employment in the travel and tourism industry as a trainee or apprentice at a travel agency, tour operator or visitor attraction.

Additional information

• There will be an additional £250 fee to cover the cost of trips and uniform. You will be required to wear a uniform for a minimum
of one day a week. You will be required to provide your own pens, paper and folders.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 year 13/09/2021 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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