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BTEC Level 3 Diploma Travel and Tourism (Double Award)

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

Mandatory UnitsCredits
The World of Travel and Tourism (examination)90
Global destinations (examination)120
Principals of marketing in Travel and Tourism90
Managing the Customer experience in Travel and Tourism90
Travel and Tourism enterprises90
Optional unitsCredits
Visitor attractions60
Sustainable tourism60
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.

 Progression Opportunities
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.

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