Travel and tourism

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism
Course Tutor: Mrs F Green

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism is growing in popularity.  Tourism is Britain’s fifth largest industry as it is worth over a £115 billion a year and employs more than 2.6 million people.  The opportunities for everyone to participate in travel and tourism activities are continuing to grow, as are the job opportunities within the industry.

The aim of the course is to increase students’ knowledge of the contemporary travel and tourism industry.  During the AS component you will complete three units assessed by coursework and the A2 course follows the same format.

Mandatory Units

The World of Travel and Tourism (Exam)
Global Destinations (Task set and marked by Pearson)
Managing the Customer Experience (Coursework)

Optional Units

Visitor Attractions (Coursework).


This course will involve a number of excursions which will incur a cost.

One of the mandatory units will consist of an examination.

Three units will comprise of coursework, which will be completed in the classroom and at home.

It is vitally important to keep to all deadlines.


This qualification enables students to continue into further education or an apprenticeship within the industry. It also offers routes into many different careers, some of these are:

• Travel and tourism
• Business studies
• Air hostess
• Events management
• Marketing
• Working on Ccuise liners
• Travel agencies.