Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl

Travel & Tourism

Miss C Crook

Key Stage 5

Travel & Tourism

Course Details

Qualification Level: Applied Diploma in Tourism
Awarding Body: WJEC Level 3
QAN Ref. No.: 603/0826/6

Course Content

This course aims to help students understand the different elements which make up the tourism industry: customers, stakeholders, technology, destinations and host communities. Students will learn about the wider ethical, social and cultural dimensions of tourism, and they will understand its impact on the environment and the importance of sustainable development. The course consists of 4 units over 2 years.

Unit 1
The United Kingdom Tourism Product (exam)

Unit 2
Worldwide Tourism Destinations (coursework)

Unit 3
The Dynamic Tourism Industry (exam)

Unit 4
Event and Itinerary Planning (coursework)

Assessment Procedure

50% of the assessment is internal coursework and 50% external exam.

Entry Requirements

A grade C in GCSE English Language is desirable.


The WJEC Level 3 Tourism qualification will prompt research, investigation and consideration of many aspects of tourism which should promote an understanding of the career opportunities available.

The qualifications will be designed to support access to higher education undergraduate degree courses such as:

  • Tourism Management
  • Marketing
  • Business
  • International Tourism
  • Event Management

The qualifications will also enable learners to gain the required understanding and skills to be able to consider employment within a wide spectrum of organisations.

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