BTEC Travel and Tourism

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

Edexcel Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Travel and Tourism

Course Description

This programme has been developed to meet the needs of students interested in a career within the travel and tourism industry. This course is both practical and theoretical and would suit a person wishing to have a career in travel and tourism. You can opt to study travel and tourism as either a subsidiary diploma (equivalent to one A Level) or as a diploma (equivalent to two A Levels).

During the course you will learn about the business of travel and tourism, the UK as a destination as well as European and long haul destinations. You will also learn about customer service in travel and tourism, cruise operations, holiday representatives, events management, entertainments for holidaymakers and sustainable tourism.

Course Outline and Assessment

Unit 1 Investigating Travel and Tourism Sector (10 credits)

Unit 2 The Business of Travel and Tourism (10 credits)

Unit 3 The UK a Destination (10 credits)

Unit 7 European Destinations (10 credits)

Optional Units

Unit 4 Customer Service and Travel (10 credits)

Unit 8 Long-haul Travel Destinations (10 credits)

Career Opportunities

Due to the practical nature of the course, this is a very useful background for students that want to gain employment within the travel and tourism industry working for a travel agency, tour operator, tourist information centre, airline, cruise line, or in a wide variety of other tourism fields.

Progression to University

Education and progress to a degree in travel and tourism or a related subject.

Entry Requirements

You will need a five A*-C grades at GCSE, and at least a D in English.  You must be passionate about exploring travel and tourism and willing to conduct independent research. Ideally you will have an interest in all aspects of the industry.

Head of Department:  Mr A Folbigg