This is a two-year course for students who have the enthusiasm to work with people from all walks of life and possibly get the chance to travel as part of your job. Whether you would like to go straight to work within the industry or progress to higher education, this course can prepare you for both.
The course provides students with the opportunity to go on educational visits and to participate on a residential visit.
Units included in the course are:
Extended Diplomas are delivered as two one year programmes:
Year 1 - Subsidiary Diploma
Year 2 - Diploma/Extended Diploma
Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Subsidiary programme prior to being considered appropriate for a year 2 qualification.
The course prepares you for to either work within the industry or progress to higher education. You will receive support from the college to apply to university.
Through a combination of theory and practical work e.g. Customer Service.
You will be expected to complete coursework in order to gain the qualification. You will be finding out about how the Travel and Tourism industry is made up and how it functions. Most of the units are assessed internally by means of assignments, which are based on practical "hands on" tasks taught in the context of real jobs and careers in the Travel sector. This gives you the chance to explore the opportunities offered in that sector, and to acquire appropriate vocational skills. All of the assignments are externally moderated by Edexcel and an overall grade of a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction will be awarded upon completion of the course.
University, Higher Education study
Candidates must have either 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (one of which must be English), or NVQ Level 2, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at merit or distinction, or Intermediate GNVQ at merit or equivalent overseas qualification. All candidates will be invited for an interview and will need to bring a suitable reference from a teacher or employer.
You will be invited to the college for an interview and expected to demonstrate yourself as an enthusiastic member of the student group. You may be required to bring evidence of previous work to the interview and a reference from a teacher or employer.
Level 2 (GCSE Grade C)
Level 2 (GCSE Grade C)
To be eligible for free meals you must be enrolled on a full time course, funded by the EFA and you or your parents must be in receipt of one or more of the following benefits:
All applicants will be required to provide evidence dated within four months of the application, showing that they are in receipt of a qualifying benefit.
A student is only eligible to receive a free meal when they, or their parent/ guardian have made a successful application to City of Westminster College.
Students aged between 19 and 24 on 31st August 2015 who are subject to a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) are entitled to a free meal if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Students must attend their classes to continue to be eligible for free meals at College.
Students will be allocated £2.41 for each day they are timetabled to be in college. There is no cash alternative. Credits will be loaded onto the Student ID card. Students must have their College ID card to get their meal. Students cannot get a meal with temporary ID cards.
Credits not spent at the end of each day will be withdrawn.
Students are advised to purchase nutritious meals. The credits cannot be spent on items such as: cookies, cakes, fizzy drinks or confectionary.
All our Further Education (FE) courses (Entry to Level 3) are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2015. For a few courses you may be expected to contribute towards the cost of specialist materials and resources. However, depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the College’s Learner Support Fund. You should apply for any such financial support as soon as you have been offered a place. If you are aged 19 or over on 31st August 2015 and you are a UK/EU resident you will normally be required to pay a course fee.
The cost of your course will include tuition fees and examination fees, where applicable. Where a course requires additional specialist materials, there may be an additional cost. Some courses are cheaper than others because they are part funded by the government; some of these courses may also attract concessionary fees for some people.
You may be eligible for a concession if:
If you are aged 24 or over and studying a Level 3 course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan. This is available to eligible students starting a course after 1st August 2013. To be eligible for this loan, you must have been living continuously in the UK for 3 years immediately before the start date of your course. You must also be undertaking a course of study that is at Level 3 or above, e.g. National Diploma/Certificate etc. For more information click here.
Concessionary rates are now available for learners that meet the following criteria:
Are you aged 20 or over? Is the cost of childcare preventing you from studying? The College has a limited childcare fund to support parents who want to study but need help towards the cost of childcare.
The fund is small, you cannot presume that you will get help with childcare costs, even if you meet the eligibility criteria. It is essential that you speak to a Student Advisor prior to enrolling on a course to discuss your personal circumstances, childcare needs and to find out if there are funds available to help with your childcare costs.
Eligibility for help with childcare costs is based on your personal circumstances. In addition to demonstrating that you are on a low income, you must also meet the College’s general eligibility criteria.
You need to have evidence that you fall into one of the following groups:
The evidence you will be required to produce:
Your childcare provision:
Speak to a Student Advisor as soon as possible to put your name on the childcare waiting list. You MUST do this before you enrol on a course
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependant of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.
In order to qualify for assistance from the 16-19 Bursary Fund you must fulfil all the following criteria.
You must be:
When allocating resources, the College may consider other exceptional circumstances e.g. Young carers, young people who having caring responsibilities but are not in receipt of Carer’s Allowance.
You must meet the following economically disadvantaged criteria:
Be a dependent of someone who is:
In addition the college will have a contingency fund to support learners who are at risk of withdrawal as a result of financial difficulties with or without the above income evidence. E.g. young learners living independently and working to support themselves financially who are unable to access DWP benefits.
Young carers will be supported to make applications for bursary funding.
The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are under 19 years of age on 31st August 2015 and are:
Eligible students can receive up to £1,200 over the course of the academic year if you are a full time student, on a yearlong course and have a minimum of 88% attendance each week.
The bursary is paid every 2 weeks, but you will only get money for each week that you have reached a minimum of 88% attendance.
You must apply for this funding after you have completed your enrolment.
Your Social Worker or Care manager will have to confirm you are in the care of the Local authority. This can be done by letter or email. The email has to come from a Local Authority email account.
If you are living independently (in a hostel or other rented accommodation) you will have to bring evidence of your benefits.
The Student Advisors and Careers Team will offer additional help, advice and guidance to support you to stay on course and fulfil your education and employment aspirations.