BTec Level 3 Travel and Tourism

Faculty: Business and ICT (BICT)        
Level: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Examination board/website: Pearson

Entrance Requirements:

4 GCSE Passes

Assessment Details:

1. The World of Travel and Tourism-  Exam External (90)

2. Global Destinations- External assessment (120)

3. Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism- Internal Assessment (90)(Mandatory and Synoptic)

9. Visitor Attractions – Internal Assessment  (60)

This qualification is graded: Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction*.

Course Outline:

The Pearson BTEC National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism is intended as an Applied General qualification. It is designed for post-16 learners with an interest in travel and tourism who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education. The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and is designed to occupy one-third of a typical study programme, which could include other vocational or academic qualifications.

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £209 billion, and the sector employs around 4 million people. In addition to the travel and tourism sector-specific content, the requirements of the qualification will mean that learners develop transferable skills, which are highly regarded by higher education providers and employers.  The main requirements are good customer service skills and a good attitude towards customers. You will need to be competent in English and math. It is important to be hard working, good at problem solving and able to work in a team. Having travel and tourism qualifications at level 1 or 2 will help your applications.

Complementary subjects:

L3 Business , L3 IT and a language would also compliment this course as the UK have visitors for many different parts of the world. You may also travel abroad as part of your career pathway.

Pathways – Careers:

The qualification will give learners transferable knowledge, understanding and broad skills such as communicating and presenting ideas. In a large travel company, you can apply for promotion to more senior roles, including supervising staff. You could move into ticketing or travel agency work. With your customer service experience, you could apply for a job as a resort rep or as cabin crew.

UCAS Points: Distinction* 54, Distinction 48, Merit 32, Pass 16.

Course Leader

Riyaz Gadatara Head of Travel & Tourism