Travel and Tourism - Level 2 (Full-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Travel and Tourism

Attendance Full-Time


The Level 2  Extended Certificate  will give you an overall appreciation of the Travel and Tourism Industry. You will develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and behaviours that will equip you for a role in one of the most exciting industries around. You will be given the opportunity to participate in a number of enrichment activities, as well as developing additional skills to prepare you for Level 3 Travel and Tourism, an Apprenticeship or Employment.



This course runs on the following dates:

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

Who the course is for

A Travel and Tourism Level 2 course is for school leavers who want to begin a career in the Travel and Tourism Industry.

You'll be enthusiastic and interested in developing your customer service and communication skills.

Qualification Gained

L2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism


How to Apply


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

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

You will be working on a range of projects which will cover the following core subjects:

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Understanding Package Holidays
  • Airport and Airlines
  • Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • UK Purpose Built Visitor Attractions

As part of your Programme of Learning, as well as your main qualification, you may also be given the opportunity to undertake work placement to gain experience within the Travel industry. You will also take part in a range of enrichment activities from master classes from expert staff to develop industry specific skills such as communication, product knowledge and much more.

English and Maths

Newcastle College is committed to developing student’s vital literacy and numeracy skills. Please note that if you do not currently have a grade 4 or higher in GCSE English or Maths you will be supported to re sit or work towards resitting one of these qualifications whilst at college.

Learning Methods

Learning emphasises the vocational aspect of the programme.

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

Assessment Methods

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

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Career Opportunities

This course could help you gain employment within Newcastle International Airport as well as other airports in a range of careers including passenger service agents, airport security, ground staff and customer service.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or including English
  • Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism with Merit/Distinction grade profile plus English GCSE  at grade 3 or above.
  • If English isn't your first language you will need 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.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.

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.