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Level 3 Rural Tourism in the National Parks


Newton Rigg College is ideally located on the doorstep to the UK’s premier adventure tourist destination and is therefore the perfect place to study rural tourism.


The course focuses on travel and tourism looking specifically at both adventure and rural tourism. The course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment in the travel and tourism industry.

The Lake District National Park is fast becoming recognised as the UK’s tourist capital in terms of rural and adventure tourism and this has a major impact on the local economy. Our expert staff will provide you with both theoretical and practical study whilst blending a mix of adventure and rural tourism, utilising our links with the National Park, the Forestry Commission, National Trust and English Heritage to name but a few.

Course themes include customer service in travel and tourism, specialist tourism, European destinations, work experience in the travel and tourism sector, UK visitor attractions, outdoor and adventurous activities, tourism in rural areas and preparing for employment with travel and tourism employability skills.

This course provides you with opportunities to attend residential courses gaining insight into destinations, activities and visitor attractions.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2

Further Study

Upon succesful completion of this course students could go on to study a Foundation Degree in a similar subject area or find a position in the tourism industry.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400