BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Travel & Tourism

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

Introduction

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This course is designed for students who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, particularly in Travel & Tourism or related industries.  All Travel & Tourism students are encouraged to study a modern foreign language. Languages offered at SFX are: Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • Course units...

    Mandatory Units

     

    Unit 01: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

    Unit 02: The Business of Travel and Tourism

    Unit 03: The UK as a destination

    Unit 04: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

     

    Examples of further units

     

    • Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
    • Preparing for employment in Travel and Tourism
    • European Destinations
    • Long-haul Travel Destinations
    • Retail Travel Operations
    • Business Travel operations
    • Responsible Tourism
    • Tour Operations
    • Specialist Tourism
    • Working as a Holiday Representative
    • Passenger Transport for Travel and Tourism
    • Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism sector
    • Research Current Issues in Travel and Tourism
    • Entertainment for Holiday Makers
  • Course assessment...

    Students will be continually assessed using a range of different types of coursework. Some assessment is done through practical activities like role play and presentations.

  • This course can lead to...

    The qualification is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to a variety of degree courses. In addition, learners will develop transferable and employability skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, interpersonal skills and time management, all of which are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers.

  • Course highlights...

    • Attending workshops at British Airways on customer service and work readiness.
    • Educational trips to complement classwork i.e. ‘mystery shoppers’ at Museums to assess customer service.
    • Attend educational talks at Thorpe Park on Guest Care and Marketing.
    • Practical activities (role plays, presentations, displays) which are useful when starting to work.
    • Work experience
  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to the Programme Entry Requirements:

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

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