Travel and Tourism - Level 3 (Full-Time) 16-18

Level 3 - A Level or BTEC National or IB or NVQ Level 3 or Equivalent

Subject Area Travel and Tourism

School  Construction, Leisure and Sport

Attendance  Full-Time


The  Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism  will give learners an in-depth understanding of Travel and Tourism. This course is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and behaviours to gain a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry, or progress into Higher Education.



This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: 06/09/2021 at 10:00
Duration: 1 Year
Venue: Lifestyle Academy, Rye Hill Campus

Who is course for

The Travel and Tourism Level 3 course is suitable for school leavers who have completed their GCSE's and who are interested in working in the Travel and Tourism industries or progressing to a Foundation Degree following a further year of study.

Qualification Gained

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

What You Learn

Course Content

You will learn about a wide range of career opportunities throughout the course, by working on a series of projects. In your first year you will be developing an understanding of the Travel Industry as a whole with a focus on the importance of customer service.

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Worldwide Destinations
  • Preparing for a career in Travel and Tourism
  • Investigating Airline Cabin Crew
  • Travel Agency Operations

Additional Skills Development

As part of your Programme of Study as well as your main qualification you will also develop your work skills. You will do this by attending and participating in:

  • A variety of interesting and relevant visits
  • Master Classes from guest speakers
  • Gaining specialist skills related to employment
  • Personal presentation skills

Maths and English

Newcastle College is committed to developing vital literacy and numeracy skills. Please note that if you do not have a GCSE Grade 4 or higher in Maths, you will be supported to re-sit or work towards resitting this qualification whilst at college.

Learning Methods

Learning emphasises the vocational aspect of the course. 

There will be lectures, seminars, presentations, group work and role plays.  There will also be compulsory educational visits.

Assessment Methods

There are various assessment methods for each project, ranging from written assignments and reports, individual presentations, online exams and practical activities.

Progression Opportunities

If you successfully complete Year 1 of the programme, then you will have the opportunity to progress to the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Career Opportunities

There are a vast array of career opportunities that you could consider, these include:

Travel Agent, Tour Operations or holiday/airline call centre, tourist Information Centre, Visitor attractions and cruise lines. For over 18's - Overseas Representative, Cabin Crew and airport check in.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have one of the following:

  • 5 GCSEs at a Grade 4 or above of any subject, including a 4 in English.
  • Level 2  in Travel and Tourism with Merit/Distinction grade profile, plus GCSE English grade 4. 

If English isn't your first language you will be required to achieve an English Test score of 5.0

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Additional Course Costs

There are several educational visits and enrichment opportunities including an overseas trip.  

In Year 1 the cost for these enrichment activities is £360.00 which is payable during the first week of induction.

You will also be required to purchase a college uniform at a cost of £50.00

All students are expected to be fully equipped with stationary needed for lessons.  You also need to plan for transport costs to and from college.

If you need information on any financial support that may be available to help you with fees or study costs, please see student services.

16 to 18s

Tuition is free for learners aged 16 to 18. A learner will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of their qualification, this includes Year 2 of a qualification if the learner was aged 16-18 when they started in Year 1. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time learners, please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000 for more information.

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.