BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Travel & Tourism

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel



The qualification is equivalent to three A levels, and it has been designed as part of a two year programme. All Travel & Tourism students are encouraged to study a modern foreign language. Languages offered at SFX are: Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Course units...

    7 Mandatory Units
    Unit 01: The World of Travel and Tourism
    Unit 02: Global Destinations
    Unit 03: Managing the Customer Experience
    Unit 04: Travel and Tourism Enterprises
    Unit 05: Researching Current Issues in Travel and Tourism
    Unit 06: The UK as a Tourist Destination
    Unit 07: Business operations in Travel and Tourism

    Optional Units
    Students will study six optional units chosen among the following:
    The Airport Experience, Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism, Marketing in Travel and Tourism, Specialist Tourism, Sustainable Tourism, The Cruise Industry, Customised Travel, Visitor Attractions, Working Overseas, Passenger Transport, Events, Conferences and Exhibitions, Work Experience in Travel and Tourism

  • Course assessment...

    You will be continually assessed using a range of different types of coursework. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination.

  • This course can lead to...

    Students can progress onto a degree or foundation degree or employment in retail and business travel, tour operations and airlines. In addition learners will develop transferable and employability skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, interpersonal skills and time management, which are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers

  • Course highlights...

    1. Excellent preparation for a sport related degree course.
    2. Previous trips include rock climbing, water skiing, snowboarding and mountain walking.
    3. Opportunities for university taster days through excellent links with universities.
    4. Autonomy to conduct primary research into an area of interest within sport science and collect primary data.
  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to the Programme Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in English Language or Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (or equivalent) with Merit

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