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Travel and Tourism BTEC Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Mandatory Units:
  • Investigating the travel and tourism sector
  • The business of travel and tourism UK as a destination
  • Customer service in travel and tourismOptional Units include a selection from:
  • Marketing travel and tourism products and services
  • Preparing for employment in travel and tourism
  • European destinations Long-haul travel destinations
  • Retail travel operations
  • Investigating the cruise industry
  • Specialist tourism UK visitor attractions

Course content

Are you passionate about travel? Do you want an exciting career where you could travel the world, meet new people and visit international travel destinations?

Then this course could take you there!

While completing this programme you will grow in confidence as you acquire a range of skills that are recognised and highly valued by employers and universities, such as planning trips to European and Worldwide travel destinations, exploring marketing, cruise destinations, Travel Agency operations and customer services.

You’ll gain essential practical skills which will be enhanced by a range of visits to key travel and tourism organisations and learn from key industry representatives who will share their expertise and knowledge.

If you have a lively and enquiring mind and want to study a course that is active and enjoyable then this is the course for you.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have: Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and maths (specified which for some courses), or successful completion of the Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Grade Merit or above


A variety of assessment methods are used including individual and group presentations, case studies, assignments, reports and marketing and event presentation materials.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in a range of travel and tourism sectors such as as cabin crew, a holiday representative, a tour guide, travel agent, a handling agent, airport staff and many more in the UK or overseas
  • Progress into Higher Education to study Tourism Management, Travel and Tourism Events Management, Adventure Tourism Management, Travel Journalism or Festival and Event Management

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: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.