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Travel and Tourism

Travel: Adventure Tourism Level 2 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts in September 2024 and lasts for one year.

Entry requirements

Two GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and/or Maths or four GCSEs at grade 3 including English and/or Maths.

Or completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Travel and Tourism plus GCSE English and Maths at grade 3.

You will achieve

Level 2 Adventure Tourism Certificate.

Course overview

The Travel and Tourism industry offers a vast range of jobs, taking you to all corners of the globe. If you’d like to follow a career in a dynamic and challenging industry that offers lots of variety and employment opportunities at all levels, this course could be perfect for you.

Adventure Tourism is one of the largest growing tourism industries, with more and more people looking to spend time outdoors on adventures away from and close to home. This course will support you to understand the adventure industry through a range of trips, visits and adventure activities; such as hiking, climbing, abseiling, kayaking, gorge walking and more! Utilising the local area, the Peak District and national parks, you will get the chance to fully immerse yourself into the outdoor adventure experience.



Course content

The course themes are:

  • Planning and leading adventure activities
  • The guided tour
  • Adventure expeditions
  • Creating an adventure package
  • Volunteering and customer service skills


Assessment methods are mainly assignment-based and may include practical projects including presentations, group activities, written reports and role-plays. Some units will also require you to complete an end-of-unit test.


You will need to provide stationery for class-based sessions. For the outdoor activities, appropriate clothing will be required (e.g. waterproof jacket, appropriate footwear for hiking and a rucksack).

Honeywell Sports campus
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

This qualification is designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your academic skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare you, once you have successfully completed the course, to progress onto the Level 3 programme run by us.

See what careers are available in the Travel and Tourism sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees. You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on 01226 216 114.  

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Travel: Adventure Tourism Level 2 Full-time

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