Travel and Tourism

Qualification: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Course Tutor: Mrs F Green

Course entry requirements: General BTEC entry requirements including English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above.

Course description

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.

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)

Additional course information

This course will involve a number of excursions which will incur a cost, but are a compulsory element of the course.


Two of the mandatory units will consist of examinations.


Two units will comprise of coursework, which will then be internally assessed. These units will be completed in the classroom and at home. It is vitally important to keep to all deadlines.

Post-18 Opportunities and Employment

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
  • Flight Attendant
  • Events Management
  • Marketing
  • Working on Cruise Liners
  • Travel Agencies
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourist Information Centre Manager


All these career routes require further training.

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