Tourism Management Level 3


Does the idea of working within tourism and helping customers to reach their dream destination leave you feeling inspired? With a forecasted 250,000 additional jobs expected to be supported by tourism in the next 10 years, making your mark in this industry could prove beneficial to your future career prospects.

Tourism Management Level 3

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About This Course

In just 1 year – and 80 hours of study – you can discover why tourism is one of the largest and most important industries in the UK, as well as gain a glimpse into the various roles managers within tourism can undertake. Airports, airlines, transport companies, travel agencies, hotels, visitor attractions, sports, recreation, large venues and stadiums… you can dip your feet into a range of careers and build an impressive work portfolio.

The fact that you will walk away with valuable management and marketing skills – as well as a detailed picture and history of the tourism industry – will make you a respected and cherished member of any business. Your work options will be endless…

And the fantastic news is – you can achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home.

Our Tourism Management Level 3 course has been exclusively designed for distance learning, meaning you can enrol onto this course and complete it at a time, pace and location of your choosing. There is no need to attend any classes, as all of your course materials will be sent straight to your home!

Course Benefits

Split into 6 units, every element of this course is designed to expand your knowledge and understanding of Tourism, so you can confidently lead a team and ensure maximum satisfaction for customers.

From planning for tourism, to understanding customer transport; you will be able to take the skills you’ll have gained from this course and use them to effectively manage tourist attractions, develop strategies and manage teams of all shapes, sizes and strengths.

This course will:

  • Develop your knowledge and comprehension of management; their responsibilities and marketing techniques.
  • Allow you to study on your own terms – no classes, no examinations, no strict deadlines – you can learn at a pace that is right for you.
  • Help you achieve a healthy work-study balance – you can mould your studies to fit around your current work obligations.
  • Give you a full year to complete your studies from the comfort of your own home – taking on average 80 hours to complete, you’ll have plenty of time to learn and absorb the syllabus.

Course Units

Unit 1: Introduction to the Tourism Industry

  • What is tourism?
  • History of tourism
  • Mass tourism
  • Threats to tourism
  • Tourism trends

Unit 2: Planning for Tourism

  • Tourism and the UK economy
  • Public sector
  • Regional development agencies
  • Local government
  • Planning
  • Feasibility studies

Unit 3: Passenger Transport

  • Trains
  • Cars
  • Coaches
  • Cruise ships
  • Passenger ferries
  • Air transport
  • Types of airlines
  • Deregulation
  • Airline infrastructure
  • Environmental impacts of airlines

Unit 4: Responsible Tourism

  • What is responsible tourism?
  • Types of responsible tourism
  • The impacts of tourism
  • Tourism development planning

Unit 5: The Management of Visitor Attractions

  • The importance of visitor attractions
  • Types of visitor attractions
  • What makes a visitor attraction appealing?
  • Visitor satisfaction
  • Types of visits
  • Design and technology
  • Ownership of visitor attractions
  • Funding visitor attractions
  • Why is the public sector important?

Unit 6: Tourism Marketing

  • Creating a tourism strategy
  • Identifying the tourist product
  • Market research
  • Market segmentation
  • The marketing mix
  • How to evaluate a product


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with valuable advice and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience in tourism management is needed in order to enrol on this course, making it ideal for those seeking a career change within this lucrative and expanding industry.

Awarding Body

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme (QLS). QLS endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that the course has undergone external quality checks by the awarding body to ensure it meets a high standard.

The learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.


We take pride in our ability to support our students throughout their studies. From our comprehensive study guides and course materials, to the expertise of our personal tutors; you can harness years of industry experience and use it to inform, build and strengthen your learning experience.

Our personal tutors are experts in their field, meaning they can effectively mentor your studies and provide you with quality advice, guidance and instruction. Our Student Support Team are similarly ready, able and willing to lend you their support as you work your way through your studies. No matter the question you can trust that our team will go above and beyond to get you the answer.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

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If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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