To start on this course you need:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade C / 4 or above, preferably including English and maths
an appropriate Level 2 qualification, including English and maths requirements.
Entry is dependent on successful interview and initial
(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course in Business, Travel & Tourism instead before applying to move on to this Level 3 course).
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
There are compulsory units plus optional units covering a range of
subjects. Each unit is taught separately using a variety of methods,
eg case studies, group work, individual tasks, presentations, videos,
discussion and visits.
- Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector
- The Business of Travel & Tourism
- The UK as a Destination
- Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
- European Destinations
- Retail travel
- Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
The course is assessed through a programme of assignments using
a variety of assessment methods. All work will be assessed either internally or externally.
The course is assessed through a programme of assignments which use a variety of assessment methods which may take many different forms e.g. written work, presentations, discussions, meetings. The student’s work is then presented to the examination board through a Portfolio of Evidence and a final grade is awarded.
After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
in Travel & Tourism. This means that you can progress on to the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years at
Level 3 you can achieve a BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism. This is equivalent to 3 A Levels and means you can either apply for university level courses or you can seek employment in areas such as tour operators, airlines, cruise lines or travel agents.
See UCAS tariff point values for these qualifications