This course is available in Paper format.
Tourism is a massive part of the world’s economy. Recent figures suggest that one in twelve UK jobs are in some way supported by the tourism industry. This distance learning course is aimed at preparing learners who wish to become a part of this thriving sector, particularly if they have ambitions of management. It might also be of use to anyone currently working a tourism management role, as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
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Course code: PCP04
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
This course would be useful to anyone working in, or considering working in, any of the following sectors, and many more besides:
- Airline and transport companies
- Travel agencies
- Visitor attractions
- Sports and recreation
- Large venues and stadiums
Unit 1: Introduction to the Tourism Industry
- What is tourism?
- History of tourism
- Mass tourism
- Threats to tourism
- Tourism trends
Unit 2: Planning for Tourism
- Tourism and the UK economy
- Public sector
- Regional development agencies
- Local government
- Feasibility studies
Unit 3: Passenger Transport
- Cruise ships
- Passenger ferries
- Air transport
- Types of airlines
- Airline infrastructure
- Environmental impacts of airlines
Unit 4: Responsible Tourism
- What is responsible tourism?
- Types of responsible tourism
- The impacts of tourism
- Tourism development planning
Unit 5: The Management of Visitor Attractions
- The importance of visitor attractions
- Types of visitor attractions
- What makes a visitor attraction appealing?
- Visitor satisfaction
- Types of visits
- Design and technology
- Ownership of visitor attractions
- Funding visitor attractions
- Why is the public sector important?
Unit 6: Tourism Marketing
- Creating a tourism strategy
- Identifying the tourist product
- Market research
- Market segmentation
- The marketing mix
- How to evaluate a product
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 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 OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ 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.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. Regulators for exams and assessments in England and 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.
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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