VA-Earth: Level 2 Award in VA Earth

The Virgin Atlantic Earth Level 2 Award is a must for all aspiring Hospitality and Tourism enthusiasts.


Programme overview

An introductory course designed to develop learners' global geography skills.

What better way to show employers your global knowledge in the Tourism and Hospitality industry than by having completed a travel training qualification about the world that is endorsed and certified by Virgin Atlantic.

From Honolulu to Helsinki, from Iceland to Indonesia and from Machu Picchu to Madagascar, the VA-Earth programme is a fascinating ‘world tour’ covering all 195 countries on the globe. The course begins with an introduction to essential world geography and the climate, as well as explaining the operation of international time zones.

It then goes on to cover interesting and stimulating facts about each country in turn with useful details of key travel destinations, including aspects of historical interest.

The programme has been developed by some of the travel industry's top Travel Geography Courses writers. The result is a fresh contemporary approach and a thoroughness for which Virgin is famous. This course is designed to improve the global geography skills needed within the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sector, The course content involves relevant global geography information about countries, major cities and popular destinations.


The course is available for accredited centres to run.

All the study material is provided and once the exam is completed and passed, a CTH certificate is issued.

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Course Details

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • To be able to locate a country on a world map.
  • To match a capital city with its country.
  • To name further major cities in specific countries.
  • To place each country in the correct continent.
  • To identify each of the five oceans of the world.
  • To provide essential and useful information about each country in the world.
  • To provide stimulating information about the major cites of the world.

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Sample Certificate


Syllabus Overview:

CTH Level 2 Award in VA Earth (QAN: 601/3235/8)

Students must achieve:
  • One Mandatory unit, providing 5 credits, at level 2
Credit Value (CV): 5
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for Qualification: 40 Total Qualification Time (TQT) for Qualification: 50
Mandatory Units
Unit Code Unit Title L CV GLH TQT URN Assessment Method
VAE Virgin Atlantic Earth 2 5 40 50 R/506/2778 Closed book written examination
Award Total (1 unit) 5 40 50