The Diploma in Travel and Tourism is one of a number of sector-specific Diplomas developed for 14-19 year olds. Diplomas are delivered by consortia – groups of schools and colleges that come together to share their expertise and resources. The Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism is equivalent to 3.5 levels (grades A*-E).
The Diploma is made up of three elements
- Principal learning: based around a number of sector-specific themes, such as travel and tourism destinations, people in travel and tourism and travel and tourism technology, and provides a broad overview of the key components of the sector and helps develop skills and knowledge in these areas
- Generic learning : in Maths, English and IT
- Additional and Specialist Learning: this could be anything from a traditional A level to a more sector-specific qualification
As part of every Diploma programme, learners will also undertake a minimum period of 10 days' work experience, which will provide them with the opportunity to gain both general employability skills and more specialist sector-related knowledge.
At every level, the Diplomas will also include a project that will enable learners to develop their personal, learning ad thinking skills in the context of a theme, problem or activity of their choice.