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Introduction to Vocational Studies (Business, Travel and Tourism) BTEC Award Entry 3 – C2688

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Course Overview

Join us on our one-year programme and start your journey towards one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing industries. You will develop a wide range of knowledge as well as valuable practical insights into these sectors, providing fantastic career opportunities across business, travel, private and public services. Our leading-expert teaching staff will provide insightful classes to support you in your studies.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this course you will learn all key aspects of working in business and travel and how to deal with enquiries and requests, communicating customer problems with others, handling customer telephone calls and effective communication.
We will also provide a range of practical assignments throughout the year to give important hands-on experience, as well as a tutorial system to assist with managing workloads and planning.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, we require a good reference from your last place of work or study and expect a reasonable level of literacy and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

How you will be assessed

Assessment will take place through a range of methods including report writing, leaflets, PowerPoint presentations, role-plays and displays.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00

Tuition Fees (19+): £1250.00

Additional Costs

There will be an additional cost of £70 for trips which will contribute to your studies.

Material Fees



If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

Upon completing and passing the course with 95% attendance, you can progress onto level 1 City and Guilds customer service or business course. This builds on the foundational skills and knowledge gained in this course and allow for further opportunities in a variety of jobs within this industry.

This course provides knowledge and expertise for careers across a wide range of industries including business, retail, administration and private and public services.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure.

You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a welcome event at the college to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.

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