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Travel & Tourism BTEC National Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Piggott School

Course description

This is a two year course and the qualification is broadly equivalent to one GCE A - level. It is suitable for students who may have studied GCSE Geography and had a keen interest in the GCSE tourism topic. On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism, students may progress into employment or co ntinue their study in Travel & Tourism at a higher level. The Travel & Tourism sector employs approximately 1.67 million people directly, with 16% of these under the age of 25. It is a growing industry with jobs range from tourist guides, hotel managers, and travel agents to leisure industries, sales consultants and marketing design. ( Source: 2011 Office of National Statistics ) BTEC qualifications are designed to provide specialist work - related qualifications in a range of sectors. On the Travel & Tourism course, students will learn through a range of activities based in the classroom. These activities include producing written reports, guidance documents, role plays, presentations and possibly work experience. The Travel & Tourism qualification will help to develop knowledge, understanding and skills for employment within the Travel & Tourism sector. The skills developed underpin a wide range of employment opportunities and include technical skills, customer handling skills, oral communication, researc hing, problem solving and team work. These skills are highly valued by employers and with the recognised qualification will help students enter into employment or onto higher education.

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE entry requirements: 38 points


The assessment of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & To urism is portfolio based and allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assign ment and project work, case studies, workplace assessments, role play and oral presentation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Piggott School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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