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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Howard of Effingham School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 (Extended Certificate A level equivalent) in Travel and Tourism requires applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding together with practical and technical skills. Students will study specific units related to the Travel and Tourism in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Course content

For the Extended Certificate you study three mandatory units of which one optional unit.

  • Unit 1 The World of Travel and Tourism - portfolio assessed
  • Unit 2 Global Destinations ––this unit is externally assessed
  • Unit 3 Managing the Customer Experience – externally assessed

An optional unit from a choice of: The Airport Experience, Specialist Tourism, Visitor Attractions or Events, Conferences and Exhibitions.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE Grade C/or grade 5.


50% of the course is assessed by external tests/examinations. These are set and assessed by Pearson. Other units are assessed by portfolio evidence.

Future opportunities

Learners who have completed this qualification may progress to further learning at Level 3, for example a larger-size BTEC National in the Business/Tourism/IT sector. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by universities alongside other Level 3 qualifications as part of a programme of learning. Progression can be direct to an honours degree or to a Higher National, a Foundation Degree, or a Higher Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Howard of Effingham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September


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    • Howard of Effingham School is the lead school for The Howard Partnership, a Surrey based Academy chain, originally formed from a federation of schools in 2007 and more recently converting to a Multi Academy Trust.