Course: Travel and Tourism with Event Planning Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


One Year / Two Years



 Whether you want to work as a resort representative, a travel consultant, in tourism development or as a cruise steward or airline cabin crew, our courses will help you gain transferable skills to set you on the right track. With excellent links with industry specialists and facilities unique to the area, we will give you a realistic idea of what it’s like to work in this exciting and ever evolving industry.

Many of our students are now enjoying successful careers with airlines flying to various destinations around the world and others have used the qualification to gain work in other sectors of the travel industry such as retail travel agencies, business travel, visitor attractions and hospitality management.

Topics may include:

  • Tourism in the UK
  • Event Planning
  • Arranging Business Travel
  • Overseas Resort Representatives
  • Investigating the Cruise Industry
  • Developing People in Travel and Tourism
  • Work Placement in Travel and Tourism
  • Worldwide Tourist Destinations
  • Holiday Park Hosts
  • Special Interest Travel and Independent Holidays
  • Package Holidays
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Conferences and Events

The course will include offsite visits and trips including the World Travel Market in London; Cambridge, Norwich along with an overseas residential by air to a European Destination, so a passport is essential to take part in the visit, guest speakers, industrial placement, festival volunteering and real-working environments. Wellbeing tutorials, personal tutorials and online learning will also be a part of your programme.

Our students have undertaken a variety of industrial work placements including retail and business travel agents, hotels, holiday parks, airports, hospitality and tourist attractions.

We also welcome guest speakers from a large range of local and national employers who talk about careers within the industry including; Travel Counsellors, Jet2 and Co-Operative Travel.

You will also have the opportunity to volunteer as a group at the First Light Festival in Lowestoft.



You will need to have achieved and passed a travel and tourism qualification at school, and/or have a good standard of English and maths. Ideally grade 4 and above in English and maths or working towards.

Full British or European passport will be required for oversea trips. (Please note that trips are not mandatory but encouraged).


The course is assessed by a range of methods including:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Role plays
  • Online assessments
  • Portfolio of work


You can progress onto the Level 4 HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management at the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

You can also progress into employment in careers such as travel agent, airport representative, travel writer, events planner, travel influencer or cruise ship steward.

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