The world has gotten smaller in recent years, which means more people are exploring all the world has to offer than ever before. And that means the Travel and Tourism industry will continue to expand. In this 2-year full-time program from Focus College, you can prepare yourself for a wide variety of rewarding careers in this thriving industry.
If you have a passion for the exciting travel industry and for helping others discover and enjoy all the beautiful places and fascinating cultures there are to experience in the world, read on!
Focus on your goal and we’ll get you the skills to make it a reality.
The Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism will prepare candidates for entry into a wide range of positions.
Respondents to employer consultation named the following as posts for which Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism grads would typically be recruited:
Plus, graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism Diploma program will be able to pursue further studies in a number of specialist areas, such as Tourism Destination Development, Tourism Management, or Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Tourism.
Actually, most people have a lot to gain from taking this program. Former students returning to school, anyone who wants to pursue higher education, adult learners with families, working individuals who wish to enhance their career prospects, and people who wish to start their own businesses.
The Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism can provide advanced entry to Bachelor’s or Master’s degree-level study. Visit this page for information on the institutions that will consider advanced entry with Focus College’s diploma qualifications.
The Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism will provide graduates with a wide variety of competencies. The specific aims of the program are to:
This unit is designed to enable the student to demonstrate that they can process routine air travel requirements, including those for low cost carriers, and carry out reservation and associated procedures on an airline computer reservation system. It is intended for candidates wishing to seek employment in the retail travel industry (particularly business travel agents or airline consolidators) or with airlines. Candidates will also gain an understanding of current trends in the industry.
This unit is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles of marketing as a management discipline, and to their application within the context of the travel and tourism industry. This will include a study of consumer motivation and market segmentation as well as identification of the factors which influence demand for the travel and tourism product.
This unit is designed to enable candidates to develop their knowledge and understanding in the preparation and use of accounting information within a business organisation. Candidates will develop the skills required to prepare basic financial and management accounting reports and, in addition, will also develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to interpret and use financial information for decision making.
This unit is designed to develop skills in analyzing, summarizing, evaluating, and producing complex written business information. It also develops skills in presenting and responding to complex oral business information.
The unit enhances skills for learning, life and work and there is a particular emphasis on employability.
This unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes which underpin personal effectiveness. It will equip them with the skills to audit their own personal effectiveness; and to create an action plan to develop their own personal effectiveness – based on the audit of their existing strengths and development needs. Students will be provided with a framework to implement their action plan and the course will require them to evaluate their plan, its implementation and its contribution to developing their personal effectiveness. Candidates will be able to apply the Unit to personal effectiveness in personal and/or vocational contexts.
“Economic Issues: An Introduction”
This unit introduces students to fundamental issues in economics with a particular emphasis on the business environment. Candidates will learn about the basic economic problem and how the consumer and other economic agents address this problem. Students are introduced to the operation of markets and actions that can be taken to help avoid market failure. The unit introduces the theory of National Income and the circular flow of income model.
This unit is designed to enable students to use Information Technology (IT) systems and applications independently to support a range of information processing activities. The Unit is designed to develop a broad knowledge of the theoretical concepts, principles, boundaries and scope of IT applications. These activities will be centred on using software applications packages to meet complex information requirements while paying attention to security and the needs of other users.
This is a practical Unit which involves the candidate in acquiring and applying knowledge about the principal worldwide tourist destinations and attractions. It is intended for a candidate studying a Higher National course in Travel and Tourism. It is also suitable for employees in airlines, tour operators and travel agencies who wish to improve their working knowledge of destinations. A good working knowledge of tourist destinations is a necessity for candidates seeking employment in all areas of the travel industry. The scope of the unit is broad with the candidate developing a working knowledge of a range of tourist destinations around the world. Key aspects of tourist destinations are studied including physical features and attractions. Candidates develop their knowledge and skills in researching worldwide tourist destinations through reference materials such as atlases, brochures, tourist guides and the internet. Candidates who successfully complete the Unit will be able to provide resort and destination information to customers of airlines, travel agencies or tour operators in a professional manner.
This Unit is designed to enable the candidate to demonstrate technical skills and apply product knowledge to process and administer client requirements for general travel and ancillary services.
This unit is designed to develop the skills required for the advanced use of presentation software, including a range of multimedia, and to apply these skills to deliver effective presentations. It would be suitable for candidates involved in preparing and delivering presentations.
This Unit is about developing the candidate’s ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of primary and secondary sources by planning and reporting on a research investigation. It is aimed at those who need to access and analyze information as part of their course of study.
This Graded Unit is designed to show that the candidate has achieved the following goals of the program:
This unit is designed to enable the candidate to demonstrate that s/he can process advanced air travel requirements including complex fare calculations, document issue and reservation and associated procedures on an airline computer reservation system. It is intended for candidates intending to seek employment in the retail travel industry (particularly business travel agents or airline consolidators) or with airlines.
This unit is designed to enable the student to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to participate effectively in team projects and to lead teams completing projects. This unit would be suitable for anyone wishing to develop the skills required for effective team participation and leadership.fill out the form on this page and we’ll get you some more information.
A helpful Focus College Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with everything from determining the right career path for you to discussing financial aid options.
*Program length when completed in normal time. **Program length following the accelerated track.
Updated March 16, 2020
Due to the current pandemic and the desire to protect the health of our students, Focus College is taking measures which incorporate social isolation.
We are suspending our Advanced Diploma and Office Manager courses for the week of March 16-20th, to allow for temporary distance learning to be set up. If any students do not have access to a computer from home, we request that they notify the college immediately. Further information on how courses will be delivered will be available as the week goes on. Please monitor your student email for further information throughout the week.