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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

Why do most countries invest so much in their Travel and Tourism industry? This sector is one of the fastest growing in the world and provides more than 250 million jobs worldwide. If you want to be a part of this exciting industry, then this is the subject for you. Through work experience and visits you will learn the skills required for work in this industry. You will gain insights and an understanding of this varied and interesting sector.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • developing your business and event management skills
  • exploring the appeal of worldwide tourist destinations
  • enhancing your employability in preparation for working in the sector

On the course you will:

  • discover the way the industry works through investigations and case studies
  • personally experience the industry through day and residential study visits (in the UK and Europe)
  • discover the methods that are used to build a successful and vibrant sector
  • work in the industry during a two-week work experience placement each year
  • gain an insight in to the employability opportunities available within the sector
  • gain a conversational modern foreign language NVQ

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs (grade A*-C), including a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently taking an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject and a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics.

In some circumstances improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE has not yet been achieved.


Assessment is through internally assessed assignments.

Future opportunities

You can choose from a wide range of options after completing your studies, including going on to higher education or entering employment in areas including the airline industry, Events Management, Hospitality or visitor attractions.

To help you develop your experience, you will be expected to participate in all visits. The college will be able to provide some assistance towards the cost of them.

Further information

Students recently visited Majorca to learn about the tourism industry, including the role of a Holiday Representative and the different attractions aimed at tourists.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.