This course is available in Paper format and Online.
This exciting new Home Study course from the Distance Learning specialists, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, has been specially written by two experienced tutors and practitioners in the Travel and Tourism industry. If you want to enter this varied and exciting area of work, this is the course for you.
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Travel and Tourism at QLS Level 2
Course code: PCP03
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 2
Travel and Tourism is one of the most varied and important global industries. It contributes significantly to the economies of many countries, and worldwide employs around 235 million people.
This completely new course is designed to help meet the growing need for well qualified and knowledgeable people who want a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field.
As you will see from the description of the course below, the range of possibilities is enormous, from frontline work in travel agents to arranging and conducting tours for holidaymakers in large resorts, from dealing with customers to dealing with service providers. We cover it all so that whatever your next step, you will have a good grounding of the theory involved prior to undertaking on-the-job experience.
Unit 1: The travel and tourism industry
- Understand and explain the structure of the international travel and tourism industry
- Investigate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel and tourism
- identify the role of national government in forming tourism policy and promotion
- Investigate the patterns of demand for international travel and tourism
Unit 2: Features of worldwide destinations
- Demonstrate knowledge of the main global features
- Demonstrate awareness of different time zones and climate
- Investigate travel and tourism destinations
- Identify and describe the features which attract tourists to a particular destination
Unit 3: Customer care and working procedures
- Deal with customers and colleagues
- Identify the essential personal skills required when working in the travel and tourism industry
- Follow basic procedures when handling enquiries, making reservations and receiving money
- Use reference sources to obtain information
- Explore the presentation and promotion of tourist facilities
Unit 4: Travel and tourism products and services
- Identify and describe tourism products
- Explore the roles of tour operators and travel agents
- Describe support facilities for travel and tourism
- Explore the features of worldwide transport in relation to major international routes
Unit 5: The Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion In Travel and Tourism
- Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion
- Marketing and Promoting, Products, Services and Experiences
- Product as part of the marketing mix
- Price as part of the marketing mix
- Place as part of the marketing mix
- Promotion as part of the marketing mix
At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.
As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.
All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.
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