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Travel and Tourism Course (Level 1)

Course Overview

Travel and Tourism Course

What sets the travel and tourism industry apart from most is its unique stability and resilience.  Even during times of political and economic turbulence, there is little to no negative impact on global travel.  Worldwide, the industry generates no less than around $8 billion every year, with annual tourist numbers having skyrocketed beyond the 1 billion mark.  The strength, importance and reliability of the travel and tourism industry are largely infallible.  People will always need to travel for a wide variety of reasons, in turn assuring the long-term relevance of the global travel and tourism industry.

Brentwood Open Learning College is proud to offer the UK’s most comprehensive range of affordable, accessible and enjoyable online travel and tourism courses.  This outstanding Level 1 Travel and Tourism Course is now offered 100% through home study. Ideally suited to those looking for a high quality introduction to the industry, the course delivers world-class teachings and invaluable professional insights.  Study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world, with all course materials provided by us as standard.  What’s more, with no deadlines or time limitations, our courses work around you, your lifestyle and your responsibilities.  We also offer comprehensive customer support from start to finish – as part of the BOLC service package.

Over the course of three intensive modules, you will explore the modern travel and tourism industry and the core services it provides.  Along with how the industry has changed and evolved over recent years, you will discover how effective marketing plays a role in driving business success, while investigating the various travel products and packages offered by tour operators.

Course Syllabus

This travel and tourism course is divided into three units:

Unit 1 - An Introduction to Travel and Tourism

The first module begins with a broad overview of the industry as it exists today. Travel and tourism as a concept is divided into several different tourism types, each of which is investigated independently. Candidates also study how the travel and tourism industry has evolved over recent years, along with what gives certain destinations perceived value.

Unit 2 - Tourism Products and Services

Course Module 2 then focuses on the various products, packages and services created and offered by contemporary tour operators. Popular products and services are dissected and analysed in-depth, along with what exactly it is the tour operator does and a series of essential destination considerations.

Unit 3 - Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Bringing the course to a close, Module 3 introduces candidates to a series of key marketing considerations from the perspective of a contemporary travel and tourism business. A variety of effective promotional activities are discussed, along with a breakdown of travel and tourism marketing strategies and the importance of market research.

Fee & Payment Options
Paying in Instalments: £180 (Interest FREE Instalments)
Deposit: £40
No of Instalments: 10
Each Instalment: £14
Pay in Full: (£40 Discount) £140

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievementfrom ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Brentwood open learning college has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 1 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Brentwood open learning college to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Career Path

This entry-level course has been designed to lay a strong foundation for further study. It may also be of benefit to those already working in travel and tourism settings. Typical careers in travel and tourism include holiday rep, travel agent, flight attendant, travel coordinator, tour manager and many more besides. 

Who Should Take This Course?
  • Candidates looking for a basic overview of the travel and tourism industry
  • Those considering moving on to higher-level studies
  • Business owners, managers and those looking to start new businesses
  • Existing workers interested in improving promotion prospects
  • Anyone interesting in enhancing and expanding their CV

Related Links:

Diploma in Travel and Tourism (Level 4)

Certificate in Travel and Tourism (Level 3)

Certificate in Hotel Management (Level 3)

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body
ABC Awards

Study Method
Online Learning

Course Duration
80 Hours Approx.

Entry Requirements
There are no particular entry requirements

Start Date

  • Study the fundamentals of the industry
  • Discover a variety of tourism products and services
  • Explore the basics of travel and tourism marketing
  • Discuss destinations and respective considerations
  • Take your first step toward an incredible new career 

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Customer Reviews

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I liked that it was self-paced as it relieved the pressure and you could enjoy the course more rather than being busy and then cramming it for a deadline.



I liked that there was no deadline which took the pressure off of working full time. I also liked learning something new.


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