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Travel & Tourism Extended Diploma Level 2 (2019 intake)

Full-time Study Programmes

  • Overview of the course

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    Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

    This course has been designed to introduce you to the exciting and varied world of Travel & Tourism with areas of study including the Hospitality in Travel & Tourism, Organising an Event, Airports and Airlines and Enterprise in Travel & Tourism.

    As part of the programme you will investigate different aspects of the travel & tourism industry including travel operations, cruise industries, tour operations, events and conferences and staycationing as well as employability skills.

    Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
  • What can I expect to learn?

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    This course is equivalent to five GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) and provides you with an exciting insight into the world of travel & tourism. The units include:
    • The Travel & Tourism Sector
    • Understanding Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
    • Tourism Destinations
    • Holiday Planning
    • Exploring Travel Agency Operations
    • Hospitality Operations in Travel & Tourism

    You will also continue to develop your English and maths skills and will be given the opportunity to re-sit your Maths and/or English GCSE.

    The course will be delivered by experienced tutors with firsthand experience from the industry. As well as classroom teaching, you will get to investigate local and national tourism companies, meet guest speakers from these businesses and visit their place of work. You will participate in regional and national enterprise competitions and you will be given the opportunity to complete relevant work experience.

    Elements of study

    Your programme consists of the following elements:
    • Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
    • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
    • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
    • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There will be continuous assessment throughout the course based on a range of assignments and activities. These will include a mixture of:
    • Practical activities
    • Presentations
    • Observations
    • Written reports
    • Professional discussions
    • Group assessments
    • Role Play
    • Exam (one online, one written)
  • How can I progress after this course?

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    After you have completed the course you could progress on to Higher Education and study Travel & Tourism related subjects including Tourism Management and Business & Tourism Management.

    Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Travel & Tourism Apprenticeship and work as an apprentice Travel Operative.

    Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting

    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Business Travel Consultant where you can earn between £27,000 and £30,000 per year
    • A Retail Travel Advisor earning between £18,000 and £28,000 per year
    • A Reservation & Operations Executive with a yearly salary of £25,000 to £30,000, depending on experience
  • What do I need to join the course?

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    We ask that you have four GCSEs grade 3 (D) including Maths and English and we will also invite you to attend an interview and provide a satisfactory school reference.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.

    During their last inspection, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.


    We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
    • Guest speaker sessions from local entrepreneurs
    • Working to live business briefs including University of Bolton Stadium and Bolton Food and Drinks festival
    • Annual enterprise challenge/competition

    Further information

    Our £75 million campus offers:
    • A fitness suite and sports hall
    • Training Kitchens and Signature Restaurant – run by learners for public use
    • Apple Mac suites
    • Libraries
    • A theatre and dance studios
    • A café selling Costa coffee
    • Wella-approved hair salons

    We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

    Number 1 for Achievement Rates

    We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications.

    Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

    On our last inspection we were graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
  • I'm interested, what do I need to do next?

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    Simply click here to apply online.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 17:00
    10.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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