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Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    2 years

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Travel and Tourism Level 3

Full-time (Further Education)


Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

Are you looking for a career in travel and tourism? Would you like to prepare for a degree course in this field?

This programme provides you with the advanced skills you need to work in the industry or to progress into Higher Education. You will gain a broad understanding of the sector, along with a range of specialist skills.

The course is ideal for students progressing from a relevant Level 2 qualification, or from GCSE studies. It is also suitable if you have a professional background and want to gain new skills.

It provides you with multiple qualifications and a challenging programme of study. You will benefit from a period of work experience and from outside visits, both within the UK and abroad.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.


The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • Virtual learning environment
  • Work experience

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation


Completion of this course will provide a range of options in employment and education.

The qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels, whilst the Welsh Baccalaureate is equivalent to another A Level. These achievements will allow you to enter a variety of Higher Education courses at many institutions. If you wish to continue your studies in this subject, Grŵp Llandrillo Menai offer a Foundation and BA Honours Degree in Management of Travel and Tourism.

In employment, you will have gained advanced industry skills and qualities, allowing you to work in a range of careers, either immediately or after further training. This includes employment in local and regional tourism organisations, the national attractions market and the conference and events market, as well as overseas roles with airlines, resorts and tour operators. Alternatively, you could apply your skills to a marketing and sales role, or another profession.

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • International
  • Travel and Tourism

The course is available bilingually at the following campuses/locations :

  • Bangor



Travel and Tourism

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Travel and Tourism

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