Travel and Tourism

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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This programme gives you the ideal blend of academic and vocational study in order to launch your travel and tourism career.

Through your studies you’ll acquire a range of key transferable skills in areas such as: research, evaluation, team-working, presentation and problem solving.

Importantly, this course will teach you the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry. For example, you’ll research and understand how customer service, the environment, the economy, culture, organisations and destinations all affect the sector, both in the UK and overseas.

You’ll also have the chance to participate in field trips, both nationally and internationally, in order to experience destinations and consider career specialisms.


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Travel and Tourism, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma HSDC-SD-ANDTT

HSDC South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, ideally including Mathematics and English.

On this course 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.

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.

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.

Last year the course was commended for its delivery of high standards for the majority of our students; achieving distinction and distinction* grades. Meaning students achieved higher grades than the targets that had been set against Their GCSE grades.

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My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.

Laura Hagedorn, A Level student


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 or a Higher National Diploma.


Travel Agent, Cabin Crew, front of house in the hospitality sector, working within event planning, working for a visitor attraction,
finance, marketing for a Tour Operator.

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