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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
8.2 Travel and Tourism
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
600/8819/9
GLH:
290 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£126.50 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the travel and tourism sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in travel and tourism or other related sectors.

    The Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector qualifications form part of the Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.

    The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. The Level 1 qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.

    Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications

    The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Travel and Tourism sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Skills for the Travel and Tourism Sector qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the two mandatory units from the Mandatory Group (M), totalling 7 credits. In addition, they must complete a minimum of 17 credits from Group O1 (Optional units - Travel and Tourism) and 13 further credits from either Group O1 or Group O2 (Optional units - Employability Skills, English and Maths). At least 22 credits must be at level 1 or above of which at least 7 must be from group O1. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title.


    Units

    Mandatory

    A minimum of 7 credits must be completed from this group.

    Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/504/7821
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    Working in Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/504/8035
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    Optional units: Travel and Tourism

    A minimum of 17 credits must be completed from this group of which at least 7 credits must be at level 1 or above.

    Accessible Travel and Tourism

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Accessible Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7815
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    Airline Services

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Airline Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/7817
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    Understanding Airline and Airport Operations

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8028
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    Health and Safety for Travel and Tourism

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Health and Safety for Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/504/7987
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    Locational Geography UK and Worldwide

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Locational Geography UK and Worldwide

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/504/7989
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    Package Travel and Tourism Products

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Package Travel and Tourism Products and Services

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/504/7991
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    Planning a Visit or Trip

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/7993
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    Planning a Visit to a Tourism Destination

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/7995
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    Promotional Materials for Travel and Tourism

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Promotional Materials for Travel and Tourism

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/504/7996
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    Recommending Holidays to Suit Customers' Needs

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Recommending Holidays to Suit Customers' Needs

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    28
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/504/7997
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    Researching a Tourist Destination

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Researching a Tourist Destination

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/504/8000
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    The Role of Overseas Resort Representatives

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The Role of Overseas Resort Representatives

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    18
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/504/8001
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    The UK Tourism Industry

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The UK Tourism Industry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    26
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/504/8002
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    The UK Travel Industry

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    The UK Travel Industry

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    36
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/504/8003
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    Travel and Tourism Itineraries

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Travel and Tourism Itineraries

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8005
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    UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/8027
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    Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    25
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/504/8036
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    Optional units: Employability, English and Maths

    A maximum of 13 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Employability

    A maximum of 13 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Applying for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/617/4059
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    Career Planning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4064
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    Communication skills for work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/617/4081
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    Conduct at Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/617/4071
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    Customer service skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    16
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4074
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    Digital Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/617/4157
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    Exploring Entrepreneurship

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/617/4091
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    Exploring and Presenting Enterprise Ideas

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4088
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    Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4095
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    Interview Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4098
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    Introduction to Self-Employment

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/617/4101
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    Making the Most of Work Placement

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/617/4104
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    Negotiation Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/617/4107
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    Numeracy Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4148
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    Searching for a Job

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/617/4130
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    Self-Management Skills for Work

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/617/4133
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    Setting and Meeting Work-Related Targets

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4137
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    Skills for Creative Thinkers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/504/6262
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    Skills for Effective Participants

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/504/6260
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    Skills for Independent Enquirers

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/504/6258
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    Skills for Reflective Learners

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/504/6915
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    Solving Work-Related Problems

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/617/4142
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    Time Management

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/617/4145
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    Working Safely

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    H/617/4124
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    Working in a Team

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/617/4151
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    Working with Colleagues

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/617/4154
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    English

    A maximum of 13 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Engage in Discussion

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    M/505/6129
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    Engage in Discussion

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6321
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    Listen and Respond

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/505/4135
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    Listen and Respond

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/505/6319
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    Read for Information

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Information

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6127
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    Read for Information

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4131
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6126
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    Read for Purpose and Meaning

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/505/6318
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    Speak to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/505/6128
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    Speak to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/505/6320
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    Write Accurately

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write Accurately

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4159
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    Write with Accuracy

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4160
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    Write to Communicate

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/6130
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    Write to Communicate

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/6322
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    Maths

    A maximum of 13 credits may be completed from group O2a, O2b and O2c.

    Making Calculations

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/505/4864
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    Making Calculations

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/505/4868
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/505/4862
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    Money, Time and Temperature

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4882
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    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/505/4867
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    Using Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions and Percentages

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/505/4866
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    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Numerical Relationships, Algebra and Ratios

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/505/4869
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/505/4863
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    Using and Communicating Data

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/505/4872
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    Using Probability

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Probability

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/505/4870
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    Using Size and Shape

    Learners may choose 1 unit from this group.

    Using Size, Shape and Measures

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/505/4865
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    Using Size, Shape and Space

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/505/4890
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    It is anticipated that this qualification will be of specific relevance to:
    • Young people interested in a career in the travel and tourism sector who intend to access level 2 qualifications or a level 2 apprenticeship but need a fairly extensive learning programme at level 1 before they will be ready to access level 2
    • Young people and adults, including those who have had a significant break from or disjointed experience of education, who wish to work in the travel and tourism sector but need a fairly extensive grounding in the subject and an opportunity to develop more general workplace skills over an extended period before applying for work.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification provides a wide range of introductory skills, as well as core knowledge, relevant to travel and tourism, alongside generic employability skills which are needed both in the travel and tourism sector and across other sectors. Mandatory units include:

    • Working in Travel and Tourism
    • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

    Optional units include knowledge and skills relevant to different job roles in the sector (such as destination research, travel planning, recommending holidays to customers, producing travel and tourism promotional materials) alongside generic employability skills (such as time-management, working in a team and solving work-related problems).


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in travel and tourism such as travel agent assistant, online travel advisor, reservations assistant, holiday centre/park guide.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    This qualification could lead to an entry-level role in travel and tourism such as travel agent assistant, online travel advisor, reservations assistant, holiday centre/park guide.


    What are the progression options?

    This qualification is part of a suite which includes an Award, Certificate and Diploma. Learners should take the Certificate if they need an introduction to the sector including the opportunity to build up a range of skills and knowledge, explore a number of potential job roles and career pathways in the sector, and gain a set of more generic workplace skills. The Diploma will be suitable for learners who would benefit from an extended period of time working at level 1, up to 2 years, before progressing to employment or to a level 2 qualification or apprenticeship.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    You do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

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