Ask a question
Tourism 600 Hours Diploma
Diploma in Tourism course online. Tourism is a huge employer worldwide and in many countries it is the largest employer. In short, this is a significant industry that employs large numbers of people. Despite this fact; many of those who work in tourism, are relatively low paid. If you aspire to a well paid and secure job in tourism; you either need to think about self employment (starting your own tourism business), or developing skills that will enable you to rise to a position of responsibility in a larger organisation such as a hotel, resort or theme park.
Lesson Structure: Diploma in Tourism VTR009
Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Tourism.
- Financial (Money) Management BBS104
- Food & Beverage Management BTR102
- Tourism I BTR103
- Event Management BRE209
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 8 modules.
- Ecotour Management BTR101
- Personnel Management VBS107
- Entrepreneurship BBS204
- Hotel Management BTR202
- Leisure Facility Management I BRE205
- Tourism II Special Interest Tourism BTR204
- Adventure Tourism BTR302
- Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301
CAREER OPTIONS WORKING AS A TOUR MANAGER OR OPERATOR
Tour managers take the difficulty out of holidays. They coordinate and arrange tour, travel, and holiday packages that coordinate a range of different services, including flights, transportation, accommodation, sight seeing, food, and any other necessary services. This can make travelling more appealing for people who are either time poor, or overwhelmed by the notion of having to organise all this themselves. Tours will also offer the added bonus of being able to offer clients authentic experiences due to local knowledge that the customers may not be able to access otherwise. Tour operators are responsible for planning, creating, organizing, and marketing the tour, as well as booking clients in, operating the tour, giving advice, and solving any problems that arise.
Tour operators may work for themselves, or they may work for larger companies. Job opportunities include:
- Working for yourself
- Working in a small, specialised company
- Working on cruise ships
- Working for a hotel or resort
- Working for a major international tour operator
Depending on the company, the role can vary to include all tasks involved in delivering tour packages, or the tour operator may be required to do just one or more task that they specialise in, for example leading the tour, taking bookings, negotiating deals with service providers, etc.
There are many different sectors of the market that tours can service. For example, tours for older people, tours for young travellers on their first overseas trip, adventure or eco tourism, holidays for families, etc. One of the latest areas in tours is voluntourism, where people will spend part of their trip touring around a country, and the other part participating in some form of volunteer work.
Although people are looking to the internet to book their tours, there is still a need for tourism operators to create the tours (as well as the website content). To be a successful tourism operator, you will need to have a good online presence, and be creative, innovative, and up to date with trends.
|How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?||Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.|
|Course Start||Begin your learning at any time.|
|Course Prerequisite||None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option A)||Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.|
|Course Qualification (Study Option B)||Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.|
|Comparative Credits Information||UK Course Credits: 60 - U.S. Credit Hours: 18 - when compared to regulated courses.|
|Course Duration and Deadlines||Course hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!|
|Study Support||Personal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.|
|Suitability for Self Employment and Small Businesses||Our courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Employers||We aim to achieve the correct balance between your qualification being recognised and providing you with the in-depth learning, to empower you to succeed. If you can demonstrate that you have the level of knowledge and transferable skills necessary to an employer, you should stand out from someone who has only received a superficial understanding of what's required - Select study option A when enrolling, so an employer can check the status of the awarding organisation for your qualification on the Ofqual Register.|
|Recognition of Your Course By Universities||As you will see on our Testimonials page, previous students have used their qualification from us to get into university. However each one will have its own entrance criteria and acceptance may also depend on your other qualifications and experience. We can approach up to three universities on your behalf with details of our course before you enrol, so you will know whether it will be accepted as part of their application process. Please complete our contact form and we will begin the process.|
|Designing Your Own Qualification||Bundle up your choice of related courses to form your own qualification. Our Advanced Certificates (4 courses), Diplomas (6 courses), Advanced Diplomas (8 courses) and Higher Advanced Diplomas (12 courses), are used to differentiate between the in-depth knowledge and skills you will acquire in your chosen area of study. e.g. Advanced Certificate in Turf Care Management, which includes individual courses: Turf Care, Sports Turf Care, Turf Repair and Renovation and Turf Grasses.|
|How Can I Enrol?||Online by selecting your study option, learning materials, plus payment option and then clicking the Enrol Now button - By contacting us for an application form - By telephoning us on 01227 789 649 (International: 0044 1227 789 649). Lines open 9am till 5pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.|
|How Can I Get a Pro-forma Invoice for my Employer?||Contact us with details and we will email your employer an invoice. We will need: employer's name, address, telephone number, email address and contact name. We will also require your name, telephone number, email address, date of birth and the course and code you wish to enrol for.|
Tourism 600 Hours Diploma
"Fantastic Teacher. Well organised modules. Assignments force me to learn and research more so I can prepare well for exams. I really enjoyed studying via ADL. I can now continue study at Ulster University which accept my certificate from ADL". Level 4, Advanced Certificate in Applied Science, VSC001, Stanislawa, Poland.
Its with great pleasure I am announcing you my new job as 'Park Manager' for a 5 star hotel in Reunion Island. Its definitely my courses with ADL (Botany, Agronomy and Trees for Rehabilitation) which were decisive for my nomination. Accordingly, my sincere thanks goes to all the ADL team.
"The course was a valuable learning experience as it provided me with the knowledge and understanding for me as a Careers Advisor. The feedback was very good from my tutor, and allowed me to build upon my assignments that were marked. The comments were very informative and very useful. Well written course material." Andrew W, Careers Counselling, UKMore Reviews....