Hospitality, Tourism & Sport

Travel & Tourism (with Aviation) - Level 3

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
Course Code: C01807 FLF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
New Course


Duration: 2 Years Full-time
Start date: 3rd September 2018
End date: 7th June 2019
Information Event: Y

Course Content

Units include:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism sector
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Holiday Representatives
  • Team Leadership (Aviation Operations)
  • Managing Conflict in Aviation (Aviation Operations)
  • Onboard Passenger Operations (Aviation Operations)

Course Aims

This new practical, industry-related course combines two exciting sectors- Travel & Tourism and Aviation, comprising a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism and incorporating Industry Skills from Aviation.  This course has been developed in response to an increase in new air routes throughout Europe and continuing expansion in the growth of regional airports. This rapid expansion has led to a huge demand for a new, flexibly-skilled workforce.

The Diploma in Travel and Tourism provides an introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those who wish to further a career in one of its many industries, including retail travel, tour operations, visitor attractions and accommodation. This Diploma is complimented by the opportunity to study Aviation units, which will appeal to those with specific interests in furthering their careers in a wide range of airport roles such as passenger liaison and leadership, along with traditional airline jobs including cabin crew, customer service and passenger service agents.

You will learn by completing practical projects and assessments that are based on realistic and fun travel, tourism and aviation situations. In addition, you will develop the transversal skills you need to start or progress a career in this industry.

The course is equivalent to three A Levels which means on successful completion you will have the choice to go into employment or progress to higher education. The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism is a full-time programme and is equally suitable for school leavers and mature students.

Special Features

The programme is designed specifically for those intending to seek a career in Travel, Tourism and /or Aviation. In addition to classroom teaching and in support of your studies, there will be visits to local airports, travel and tourism organisations and events, masterclasses and practical demonstrations from guest speakers and industry aviation experts. You will have an opportunity to achieve internationally recognised WorldHost qualifications as well as partake in an induction programme. This will include a trip which will aims to introduce you to the local travel and tourism and aviation industry. In year 2 there may be an opportunity of an international residential trip or involvement in a College exchange programme.

Assessment Methods

Units are internally assessed and graded by lecturers. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded to all learners who successfully complete all units. Grades are awarded are Pass, Merit, Distinction.

Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs at Grade C, or above, or other relevant qualifications, or appropriate work experience. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

Level 3 Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are valued by Travel, Tourism and Aviation employers and higher education universities and colleges. If you want to go straight into employment you could work in a variety of careers in Travel, Tourism and Aviation such as Tour or Travel Operations, Airline and Airport operations, retail travel, hospitality, event management, visitor attractions, public sector tourism, entertainment and Leisure.

If you decide to go to university or college you could study for a degree or Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel, Tourism, Aviation, Event management, Hospitality or other related areas.

Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
Farm Lodge Buildings
BT43 7DF
028 2565 2871


Karen McLeod

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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