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Travel and Tourism (With Cabin Crew) Diploma Level 3 - 22/23

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Course overview

Gain an introduction to the world of travel and tourism through the study of customer service, business, events, marketing, retail, hospitality operations, European destinations, UK destinations and the business behind travel and tourism. In year two, you will specialise in cabin crew and have the opportunity to visit an airline training centre to experience real cabin crew training. You will also learn the basic background knowledge, skills and understanding of cabin crew in our own onsite aircraft cabin Stamford Airways’.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through practical demonstrations, presentations, group work and individual tasks. There will also be some exam based units. You will also experience a range of industry and educational visits to broaden your knowledge of the travel and tourism industry.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above including English and maths.

Need to re-sit? No problem. If you don’t achieve a Grade 4/​C in GCSE maths or English, you’ll resit the exams with us and we’ll help you prepare.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through internally assessed assignments and externally assessed tasks and written exams. You can utilise your portfolio to take to University or to take to job interviews to show case your abilities. There will also be practical tasks, group work and individual presentations.

Additional Information

All students will be required to buy a uniform for Cabin Crew. They will also be expected to participate in some of the educational visits which you will be required to fund themselves (approx. cost for visits is £150 per year with the option of an overseas visit in year two at an additional cost)

Potential Future Career

On the successful completion of this course you can progress to university or job roles such as an Overseas Resort Representative, Travel Agent or Airline Cabin Crew.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Global Destinations
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Travel and Tourism Enterprises
  • Researching Current Issues in Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Tourist Destination
  • Business Operations in Travel and Tourism

There are optional units which include:

  • The Cruise Industry
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Working Overseas
  • Events and Conferences
  • Work Experience

Course Trips

You will have the opportunity to take part in a range of visits to gain a real insight of UK and European tourism industries. Previous trips have included Disney Paris, Harry Potter World, Butlins and The William Cecil Hotel. You wll also gain top tips from guest lecturers from The George Hotel, Stamford and Thomas Cook’s Overseas Team.


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