Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Travel and Tourism - Level 2 Certificate

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Course Code: FE0270-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Start Date: September 2019 Qualification: BTEC Certificate in Travel and Tourism Level 2

Course aims

This course will inspire and enthuse you to pursue a career in the sector, whether with a travel agency, tour operator, visitor attraction or airline. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to progress to employment or university. Supported by our team of industry professionals, you will learn through a mix of group and individual tasks, presentations, trips and visits from employers. 

Entry requirements

Start on this Level 2 course if you have at least three GCSEs at grade 3 (D/E) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have the above grades, we have options for you. You could start on our Level 1 introductory course, which combines Business, IT, Travel and Tourism. Get in touch with us if you need help choosing which level to start at.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • International travel and tourism destinations
  • Travel and tourism business environments
  • Customer service

Why the MET?

  • Strong ties with industry
  • Trips and visits
  • Industry-experienced staff
  • Visits from employers
  • Internationally recognised qualification
  • Assessment
    • Tests
    • Online assessments
    • Assignments
    • Research tasks
    • Presentations

Work experience

All students will have the opportunity to undertake 30 hours of work experience, which will provide invaluable links with local employers. 

Northbrook MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.


What's next?

On successful completion of this Level 2 course you may wish to continue your studies by moving on to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary and Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Students can then progress onto higher level courses or into full-time employment. Potential job opportunities include:

  • Travel agents
  • Tour operations
  • Cruise liners
  • Airline industry
  • Catering
  • Visitor attractions
  • Travel reps
  • Tour guides
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Careers

Potential Careers

Hotel or accommodation manager/proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Analyses demand and decides on type, standard and cost of services to be offered.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
  • Ensures physical comfort of residents or passengers and makes special arrangements for children, the elderly and the infirm if required.
  • Approves and arranges shipboard entertainment and shore trips and liaises with ship.
  • Arranges for payment of bills, keeps accounts and ensures adherence to licensing and other statutory regulations.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

58 Available opportunities -1.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,004

AVERAGE £24,492

POTENTIAL £42,198

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Deputy Hotel Manager Company: Whitbread Plc Location: Kent
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Operations Manager Company: Hilton Hotels & Resorts Location: London
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Maintenance Manager Company: The Roslin Location: Southend
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Director of Front of House Company: Royal Lancaster London Location: London W2
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Travel agency manager or proprietor

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans work schedules and assigns tasks and responsibilities.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of clerical, secretarial and other staff.
  • Discusses clients' requirements and advises on road, rail, air and sea travel and accommodation.
  • Makes and confirms travel and accommodation bookings, arranges group holidays, tours and individual itineraries.
  • Advises on currency and passport/visa regulations and any necessary health precautions needed.
  • Determines financial, staffing, material and other short- and long-term needs.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

10 Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,344

AVERAGE £27,261

POTENTIAL £45,572

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Worldwide Travel Manager Company: Travel Trade Recruitment Location: Croydon
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Crew Travel Assistant Company: Scotline Location: Medway
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EVENT TRAVEL MANAGER Full-Time Company: Progressive Travel Recruitment Location: London
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Telesales -London- Travel Company: Blue Arrow Location: London
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Care escort

Typical Tasks:

  • Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.
  • Supports and secures chair bound clients.
  • Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
  • Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
  • Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
  • Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

199 Available opportunities -0.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,377

AVERAGE £16,088

POTENTIAL £22,328

Desired Skills:
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Receptionist Company: Marriott International, Inc Location: London
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Support Worker Company: Supreme Care Services Ltd Location: Epsom KT17
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Prison Escort Company: Fortel Rail Construction Ltd Location: South West London
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Support Workers Needed Full Time in Bushey, Hertfordshire Company: Sirona Medical Limited Location: Bushey
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Travel agent

Typical Tasks:

  • Discusses client requirements and shows brochures containing suitable packages.
  • Establishes availability with tour operators and makes bookings.
  • Consults travel time-tables, books travel tickets and accommodation.
  • Handles cash, debit and credit card payment.
  • Informs client of any changes in travel arrangements.
  • Advises on issues of currency, passports, visa requirements, insurance, car hire, vaccinations and other health precautions.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

214 Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,572

AVERAGE £17,472

POTENTIAL £32,195

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Luxury Travel Sales Consultant Company: Travel Trade Recruitment Location: London
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LUXURY TAILORMADE TRAVEL CONSULTANT Company: Travel Trade Recruitment Location: West End
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JUNIOR BUSINESS TRAVEL CONSULTANT Company: Travel Trade Recruitment Location: West London
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Travel Consultant - Southampton Company: Barrhead Travel Location: Southampton
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