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Travel and Tourism, Level 3 BTEC Level 3 National Diploma at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC)

Course description

Do you love travel? Did you know that you could make a career out of it in the dynamic, diverse and expanding Travel & Tourism industry? Well you can, and where better to start your journey than right here at OSFC.

Memories of travel can last a lifetime. Whether it’s a two week family trip to Spain or a year-long adventure backpacking through the rainforest, all travellers need the help of those who work in the Travel and Tourism industry to ensure their trips run smoothly.

If you enjoy learning through practical, work-related activities and completing assignments based on realistic workplace situations then BTEC Travel and Tourism could be for you. The knowledge you build up and the skills you develop over the course will be put into practice when you enjoy work experience in the field. The experiences you have on these placements will prove invaluable. They will provide you with lots of knowledge and a range of transferable skills whether you decide to go straight into the workplace or start at University. Transferable skills whether you decide to go straight into the workplace or start at University.

Course content

Year 1

Level 3 Diploma Equivalent to 2 A Level

Unit 1 – Investigating Travel & Tourism.

Unit 2 – The Business of Travel & Tourism.

Unit 3 – The UK as a Destination.

Unit 4 – Customer Service in Travel & Tourism.

Unit 6 – Preparing for Employment in the Travel and Tourism industry.

Unit 8 – Long- Haul Destinations.

Year 2

Unit 5 – Marketing Travel & Tourism Products & Services.

Unit 14 – Specialist Tourism.

Unit 15 – Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Representatives.

Unit 19 – The Appeal and Importance of UK Visitor Attractions.

Unit 21 – Entertainment for Holidaymakers.

Unit 22 – Work Experience in Travel & Tourism.

Unit 27 – Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 passes (above C or 4) at GCSE, including at least a 4 in Maths and English.

Level 2 vocational qualifications can count as one or two of the five GCSE passes.

Certain courses also have their own individual requirements and these can be checked on our website at


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Financial information

While you’re at OSFC you’ll need to spend money on items such as books, stationery, travel and lunches.  To help with these expenses, OSFC students from low income families can receive financial support.  More information please

Future opportunities

Studying at OSFC will provide you with a wealth of opportunities. Popular options from students who progressed from this course in the past were:

University Destinations

  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Tourism Management
  • The University of Chester - Events Management and Tourism
  • The University Of Salford - Business and Tourism Management with Professional Experience
  • Leeds Beckett University - International Tourism Management

Careers Destinations

  • Overseas representative
  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel agency Manager
  • Event Organiser
  • Hotel Manager
  • Marketing Executive
  • Outdoor Activities/Education Manager

Further information

At OSFC you can pick subjects from a wide range of courses with combinations across multiple curriculum areas. Choosing the right subjects is important. You should consider subjects you enjoy doing and options that will support your future career plans.

Popular combinations that will work well with this subject are:

  • Business
  • Languages
  • Sport
  • Geography
  • Drama
  • Dance

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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