BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Travel & Tourism

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



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
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (or equivalent) with Merit

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