Travel and tourism

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism
Course Tutor: Mrs F Green

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma 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/four units assessed by coursework and the A2 course follows the same format.


Mandatory Units

Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

The Business of Travel and Tourism

The UK Destination

Customer Service in Travel and Tourism


Optional Units

European Destinations

Investigating the Cruise Industry

UK Visitor Attractions


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


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 Cruise liners
• Travel agencies.