This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Starting a Tourism Business. No prior knowledge is required.
The objectives of the course are to:
Examine a range of topics enabling students to understand the nature of tourism businesses and plan a successful tourism venture.
The course leads to the award of the Certificate in Starting a Tourism Business (Level 2) from ASET, a leading UK awarding body recognised by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.
Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 120 hours of study to complete.
â€¢ Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
â€¢ Self-assessment activities
â€¢ Tutor support
â€¢ Assignment marking & feedback
The course is divided up into eight modules, as follows:
Module 1: The Potential of the Tourism Industry
Module 2: Choosing whether to enter the industry
Module 3: Operating a small tourism business
Module 4: How to establish various types of tourism Businesses
Module 5: Writing a business plan
Module 6: Writing proposals
Module 7: Community Tourism planning
Module 8: Planning your Tourism venture