Learners must complete 45 graded credits at level 3 from 'academic subject content units. 15 credits must be taken from the Mandatory Graded group, a maximum of 6 credits must be taken from the optional research group and the remaining 24 credits must be taken from the Graded Optional group. Learners must complete 15 credits from the Ungraded group. 3 credits must be completed from the mandatory ungraded group and 12 credits must be completed from the optional ungraded group.
Why choose this qualification?
The diploma allows learners to undertake study related to travel and tourism topics. Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enable progression to a range of degree level programme. The mandatory units include a range of travel and tourism-based units. These include: Customer Service in the Travel and Tourism Industry, International Travel and Tourism Industry and The Travel and Tourism Industry.
Many learners join degrees related to travel and tourism after following A level study, so the diploma will place the Access to HE learners on a level with those who have followed A level studies. Additional optional units have been developed and are available related to working in the aviation industry, following feedback from centres.
Ungraded units include units which will support access to higher education whilst supporting study and personal skills. There is only one mandatory unit, Preparation for Higher Education, to allow centres the flexibility to select units that are relevant to their students.