Applied Tourism

Curriculum

Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. 2016 saw a record £22.5 billion in overseas visitor spending, 2% up on 2015. This is a spending equivalent to over £700 per second and 37.6 million visits from overseas, up 4% on the year before (Source: Visit Britain). In the long-term demand for people with degrees is anticipated to grow as there are expected to be 69,000 more managerial jobs over the next eight years. By studying this subject, you will obtain an understanding of what the UK offers inbound and domestic tourists whilst appreciating employment opportunities available in the tourism industry. You will be able to articulate the factors that affect the appeal of tourism destinations and that tourism is an ever-changing industry which has to adapt quickly to external pressures and changes in society at a national and global scale. You will also gain knowledge of event management and will carry out a planned event as part of your study.

Progression

The WJEC Level 3 qualifications in Tourism for England and Wales are designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills associated with tourism organisations and activities. This qualification will provide a broad basis for further or higher education, or for moving into employment.

Careers

Do you fancy a career that involves travel or providing great experiences for visitors? Do you want to work in one of the fastest growing areas of employment in the world? If so then a job in the tourism sector could be for you!

Additional Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, the qualifications support progression from GCSE subjects such as Leisure and Tourism or the WJEC Level 1/2 Award/ Certificate in Tourism.

Opportunities for work related activities

Visiting professional travel venues and guest speakers.

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