Travel and Tourism

Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma Travel and Tourism

What is the Level 3 BTEC Diploma?

The qualification gives you an in depth understanding of the skills you need for an active career in the travel and tourism industry. 

The course is designed to be adaptable to your needs, interests and career aspirations. In consists of four core units (worth 40 credits) and a combination of specialist units up to 80 credits.

The subsidiary diploma consists of six units, 4 core units (worth 40 credits) and two optional units (worth 20 credits).

The diploma consists of thirteen units, 4 core units (worth 40 credits) and nine optional units (worth 80 credits).

The structure of the course allows you to focus on your interests within the sector such as, marketing, customer services, and planning visits to suit customer’s needs. Please note that the units studied may vary to meet local or learner needs.

What shall I study?

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector 
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism 
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
  • European Destinations
  • Long-haul Travel Destinations
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Business Travel Operations
  • Responsible Tourism
  • Specialist Tourism
  • Passenger Transport for Travel and Tourism 
  • UK Visitor Attractions
  • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit

Who is it for?

This BTEC is for students who wish to follow a programme of study that is directly related to their work experience or to an aspect of employment they may wish to move into in due course. This course is designed to help you gain essential life skills needed in the world of work.

What qualifications do I need?

To be enrolled on this course you will need a minimum of 4 A*-C GCSE including Maths and English or you will have completed A level 2 qualification in Travel and Tourism.

What will I achieve?

A single award; 60 credits is the equivalent to one A level, double award; 120 credits, equivalent to 2 A levels. 

How will I be assessed?

All units will be assessed through a combination of assignments, research projects, log books, brochures or presentations. Students will have the opportunity to provide evidence for assessment in their preferred style.

Where might it lead me?

The qualifications have been designed to provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected industries, including retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations.

Who can I ask for more details?

Mr Cooper, Mr Wynne and Mr Perry.