Course: Travel and Tourism Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Lowestoft Campus


One Year / Two Years



"I have worked for the independent agency, Co-operative Travel, for over 21 years now and have been privileged during that time to have arranged student trips for the East Coast College Travel and Tourism students, mostly recently a visit to Zante. In addition, I have also enjoyed taking time to talk to the Travel and Tourism students at the college about being a travel agent and all that entails, along with talking about the ‘Co-operative Difference’ principles which set us apart from our competitors on the high street. It’s an honour for myself, as a representative for the Co-operative society, to be involved with the college and working together with them supporting students to understand the travel and tourism industry."

Samantha Fordham

Assistant Branch Manager, Co-operative Travel

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

Why study with us:

  • You will complete festival volunteering, a trip to the World Travel Market in London and a three-night European visit to enhance your learning.
  • Large range of guest speakers from Hays Travel, ATPI, Co-op Travel, former travel representatives and counsellors.
  • We have fantastic industry links and access to international commercial airline emergency simulators.

Our students have undertaken a variety of industrial work placements including retail and business travel agents, hotels, holiday parks, airports, hospitality and tourist attractions. 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 through the University of Suffolk at East Coast College or other universities.

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

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