Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Access to Higher Education Diploma Travel, Tourism & Aviation

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Access to Higher Education Diploma
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Travel, Tourism & Aviation
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St John's Centre
(Full Time - 1 year)

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Are you thinking of applying for a degree in hospitality, events or tourism and don't have the right qualifications you need for university? Don't worry – this Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism is the ideal way to develop the foundational skills and relevant grades you'll need.
You'll cover a wide range of topics and units on this year-long course, focusing on Hospitality, Travel and Business. You could be looking at Business Principles one day and then be learning about alcohol legislation the next. As you explore accounting principles, marketing strategies and business accounts, you might also be studying the impacts of travel and tourism and legislation in tourism. You'll also get the chance to focus on event management and leadership in hospitality.

As you balance a number of simultaneous assignments and deadlines, you'll be developing the important skills and abilities that are valued by university admissions tutors and potential employers. This includes being able to write academic essays, complete reliable research, and analyse documents, all of which you'll learn on this Access Diploma as you prepare for university.

GCSE grade 4/C or above or functional skills level 2 or above in English and Maths. You can study a GCSE alongside this diploma if you do not have these grades in one subject or the other.

You will be assessed by a variety of methods throughout this course including academic essays, projects, presentations, seminars and exams

When you have completed this Access to Higher Education Diploma, you'll have the qualifications and the knowledge needed to enrol on a university-level course in the discipline that most interests you with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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In future, you could progress into a career as a Hotel Supervisor or Manager, Resort / Tour Operations Manager, Events Coordinator, Aviation Personnel, Tourism Officer, Restaurant Manager, Retail Manager, Marketing Executive, Theatre Manager, Museum or Visitor Attraction Manager.

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If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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Travel, Tourism & Aviation

The travel and tourism industry is absolutely huge and incredibly varied – in Manchester alone, tourism is worth around £7 billion to the local economy!

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