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Travel and Tourism – BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is ideally suited to someone who wishes to pursuit a career in the industry in a customer facing role. The course will give you the foundation to many career paths and allow you to develop interpersonal skills along the way.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, ideally including Mathematics and English.

Course Content

You will study 10 units in the first year and a further 10 in the second year. These 20 units will give you the background to Customer Service, Geography and Business.

Some units will specifically look at job roles in the Travel and Tourism industry.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in the classroom environment with opportunities for self-study in the library.

The sessions will be student-centred. Keeping detailed and orderly notes will be essential.

How will I be assessed?

A number of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including frequent assignments and reports.

Occasionally you will be assessed via role-play, presentations and other creative tasks.

Will I need any extra equipment?

No extra equipment is needed. Equipment for learning will be provided, such as text books and atlases for the Geography related units.

What qualifications will I get?

Successful students will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 qualification, which is equivalent to 3 A Levels.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Students often get jobs in the Travel and Tourism industry, such as Travel Agency roles, Cabin Crew, Holiday Representatives, or a related Apprenticeship position.

Our course carries enough UCAS points to count towards University, so you could study a degree of a Higher National Diploma.

Course Information

Opportunities for trips and visits may also be available; sometimes these include overseas trips.

Further Information

All information was accurate at the time of publishing, and may be subject to change.

For general College enquiries, please call 023 9279 7979 or email college@southdowns.ac.uk.


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