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BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism

Examination Board: Edexcel

Qualification Type: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level)

Subject Leader: Mrs Emerson
Subject teacher: Mrs McAlister

 The travel and tourism industry is growing in the UK and is of major importance to the economy. Pupils will develop the skills needed to examine, interpret and analyse statistics that measure this growth. Pupils will explore different types of global destinations and their appeal as well as exploring ways of managing internal and external customer service to support the success of travel and tourism industries whilst developing their own customer service skills.

In addition to the travel and tourism sector-specific content, the requirements of the qualification will mean that learners develop transferable skills, which are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers. It will give learners transferable knowledge, understanding and broad skills such as communicating and presenting ideas. All of the content in the qualification will help prepare learners for further study. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses, if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning. It combines well with a large number of subjects at Level 3, whether academic or vocational.

Summary of Subject Content

Mandatory UnitsCredits
The World of Travel and Tourism (examination)90
Global destinations (examination)120
Managing the Customer experience in Travel and Tourism90
Travel and Tourism enterprises90
Visitor attractions60
Events, conferences and Exhibitions60

Three units are completed each year. Most of the course is portfolio work with two examinations.

Progression Opportunities
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 Subsidiary 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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