Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education Travel & Tourism
course provides a broad-based programme which allows students to build
upon a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. It aims to offer
flexibility and choice according to individual needs and interests.
areas covered include:
enable students to experience travel and tourism in action, a
residential field trip takes place in the first year. Students travel to
the North West of England, where they make a series of visits to
locations such as Granada Studios, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Liverpool
Docklands and Manchester Airport. In the second year students travel
overseas to a mediterranean resort, such as Majorca. These visits
provide a focus for much of the assessed work.
units available include:
addition students are given the opportunity to gain industry approved
qualifications such as:
are assessed through assignments and external tests.
should normally possess 4 GCSEs (grade ŚCą or above), an appropriate
Intermediate GNVQ, or equivalent qualification. Applications from
individuals with relevant previous experience, including mature
students, are particularly welcomed.
students of this course have gone onto careers in travel agency
management as well as work with airlines, tour operators, tourist
information centres and hotels. It is also possible to use the course to
progress onto an appropriate HND or degree programme.