Travel and Tourism Professional (4976)

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2014
The qualifications in travel and tourism cover many aspects to help you succeed in your career within the industry, covering things like air fares, travel geography, tour guiding, resort representative's and ski chalet hosts.
The qualifications in travel and tourism are for anybody that wants to work or already work within the travel industry and want to develop their skills further.

These qualifications contains units that are relevant to all sectors of the industry, whether your entering into a career as a travel agent, resort representatives or tour operations. 
Available in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

While completing this course, you'll cover things like:

•    Worldwide travel and tourism destinations
•    Air fares and ticketing
•    Travel representative
•    Holiday representative
•    Tour guiding
•    Tour operator

You will learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

For each unit you will be assessed by a combination of externally set assignments and online multiple choice tests.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
You already have some knowledge or experience in the travel and tourism area.

Level 3
You've been working in the travel and tourism industry for some time - you have plenty of general experience, and might already supervise others or manage resources. You want to develop more specialised skills in a particular area.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications in travel and tourism can help you find work as a:

•    Tourist information centre assistant
•    Travel agent
•    Tour guide
•    Holiday representative

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

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

Anyone can take these qualifications, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Centres currently offering:
  • 4876-26 will be given automatic approval to 4976-01/02/03/04
  • 4876-39/40 will be given automatic approval to all 4976

Centres can also apply to offer Level 3 4976 if they currently offer 4876-26 by completing the fast-track approval found under centre documents.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you already have some knowledge of or experience in the travel and tourism industry.

Example of routes available at this level include:

•    Meet and Greet Services
•    Worldwide Travel and Tourism 
•    UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
•    Travel and Tourism Support Services
•    Resort Representatives.
•    UK Tourism
•    Skills for Working in Travel and Tourism
•    Retail Travel
•    Travel and Tourism

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications in travel and tourism can help you find work as a:

•    Tourist information centre assistant
•    Travel agent
•    Tour guide
•    Holiday representative

Level 2 Award in Travel and Tourism (4976-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Award in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6755/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 49 - 60 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism (4976-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6760/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 112 - 156 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (4976-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6758/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 173 - 236 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (4976-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 2 Diploma for Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6762/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 50 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 357 - 447 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

One or more pathways within this qualification has been approved by the DfE to appear in the 2016 Performance Tables. To review the qualifications approved please click here.

Level 3 is ideal if you've been working in the travel and tourism industry for some time - you have plenty of general experience, and might already supervise others or manage resources. You want to develop more specialised skills in a particular area.

Example of routes available at this level include:

•    Special Interest Holidays and Independent Holidays
•    Holiday Park Hosts
•    Ski Chalet hosts.
•    Hosting Ski Chalets
•    Holiday Representatives
•    Travel and Tourism Destinations
•    Retail Travel
•    UK Tourism
•    Developing Tour Operator Products
•    Adventure Tourism Development
•    Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations
•    UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
•    Travel and Tourism 

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications in travel and tourism can help you find work as a:

•    Tourist information centre assistant
•    Travel agent
•    Tour guide
•    Holiday representative

Level 3 Award in Travel and Tourism (4976-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Award in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6756/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 49 - 92 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism (4976-06)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6761/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 15 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 104 - 163 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (4976-07)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6759/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 28 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 209 - 293 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (4976-08)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Diploma for Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6757/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 54 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 407 - 520 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (4976-09)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 3 Extended Diploma for Travel and Tourism

  • Accreditation No: 600/6763/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: QCF This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 105 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 810 - 949 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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