International Tourism (4867)

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014
A qualification in International Tourism can help you find your first job in the tourism industry or move on in your travel career. Your qualification will be recognised in a wide range of countries.
These qualifications are versatile - you can develop a broad range of basic tourism skills, or choose specialised advanced options to help you move your career to the next level.

A qualification in International Tourism is for anybody who works or wants to work in the travel and tourism industry.

You might be looking for your first tourism job, aiming for a supervisory role or moving into management.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover a wide range of subjects including:

  • Tourism geography
  • Marketing tourism
  • Customer service
  • Financial controls in the tourism industry
  • Reservations and ticketing.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ), you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical task, exams or online tests.

For the Certificate and Diploma in International Tourism, you'll complete assignments, practical demonstrations and a multiple choice examination. For the Higher Diploma, the examination will be written.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1
You're just starting out in the travel and tourism sector. You want to gain the practical skills and experience to succeed in a frontline job in the tourism industry.

Level 2
You already work in the tourism sector and have some knowledge and basic skills in the industry. You want to increase your knowledge and understanding of the sector, perhaps to move into a supervisory role.

Level 3
You've have plenty of experience in the travel and tourism industry, and might work in first-level management. You want to develop your skills further, to move into a more senior role or as a path to further study.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The International Tourism qualifications can help you find a job in a wide range of roles including:

  • Tourist guide
  • Tourist information centre assistant
  • Travel agent
  • Customer service assistant/manager
  • Supervisor/team leader
  • Tour manager.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

 To deliver a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification. You will also need qualified internal assessors.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

At Level 1, anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

At Levels 2 and 3, all learners must be employed in the travel and tourism sector or have some experience in the industry.

Level 1

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in International Tourism (4867-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 1 IVQ Certificate in International Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 500/5894/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/05/2017 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in International Tourism (4867-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 2 IVQ Diploma in International Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 500/5755/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 480 - 480 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/05/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in International Tourism (4867-33)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2016

Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in International Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 500/5756/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: IVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 30/05/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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