Examination Board: Edexcel
Qualification Type: BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 2 A levels)
Subject Leader: Mrs Emerson
Subject teacher: Mrs McAlister
The 720-credit BTEC Level 3 Diploma broadens and expands the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma qualification. There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.
Summary of Subject content
|The World of Travel and Tourism (examination)||90|
|Global destinations (examination)||120|
|Principals of marketing in Travel and Tourism||90|
|Managing the Customer experience in Travel and Tourism||90|
|Travel and Tourism enterprises||90|
|Researching current Travel trends and key issues in Travel and Tourism||120|
Four units are completed each year. Most of the course is portfolio work with two examinations.
Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a Level 4 programme. Studying Travel and Tourism can lead to a wide range of career pathways in the industry such as Retail Travel, Wholesale Travel, Visitor Information, Tour Operators, Cruising, Transportation, Events and Services and Marketing.
Entry requirements for Level 3 BTEC Travel and Tourism Diploma
Pupils meeting the criteria to return to Sixth Form will be accepted on this course.
Leisure and Tourism, Geography and Business Studies are desirable but not essential.
Grade C or above in GCSE English is desirable.