Travel & Tourism

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Available Courses:

Level 3

This subject will suit you if:

      You will study the development of the industry, how to look after customers, how the UK is viewed as destination, how important tourism is to the economy, how businesses operate and the different sectors within tourism industry. You’ll learn from tutors with experience in the industry who will support you to access opportunities to enhance your learning outside of the classroom.

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Success Story – Karen Bates

Karen first worked at The First, an internet travel agent, and then applied for a teaching post at OSFC. Since joining the College, she has progressed to become Course Leader of Travel and Tourism and Dyslexia Provision.

She says “Without OSFC, and the tutors pushing me, I would never have gone to university and be where I am today. OSFC helped me focus on what I wanted to do as a career and helped me gain excellent grades. It’s great I’m now back at College and helping other learners to become similar success stories.”

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GNVQ Leisure and Tourism (equivalent to three A Levels)

After OSFC:

Oldham Business Management School – HND Travel and Tourism
University of Central Lancashire – Tourism Studies, PGCE in Further, Higher and Adult Education
Manchester Metropolitan University – Masters in Specific Learning Difficulties

Why I chose this subject…

I came to OSFC because of its excellent reputation and because it offered all the courses I wanted to study. I’ve enjoyed all my subjects –Travel and Tourism is interesting and fun. There is a comfortable atmosphere here and the tutors have all been very encouraging and helpful.

I would definitely recommend this subject to other students who are considering a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.Karen Bates

Additional Activities

  • Charity fundraisers
  • Residential trip (e.g. Paris/Barcelona)
  • Trips and visits (e.g. Alton Towers, Trafford Centre, Manchester)


Popular Combinations

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression

Our Level 3 subjects can lead to a wide range of Tourism, Leisure and Management-related HE courses and careers, or you can find employment in the industry, with a variety of UK and worldwide employers.

From Level 2, you can progress to further study with BTEC Travel & Tourism.


Results 2016

Topic %
Travel and Tourism BTEC 100