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Travel and Tourism BTEC at Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Course description

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors within the Travel and Tourism industry. It is a vocational qualification designed to prepare students for progression to Higher Education or for direct entry into employment. In your first year you will achieve an AS equivalent,in your second year this will contribute to the final Subsidiary Diploma, the equivalent to an A2. The course covers a variety of industry related subject areas, including customer service,UK as a destination and the business of travel and tourism. The course comprises six units and is a varied programme of study covering a two year period and is equivalent to one full A level.The grading system for the course ranges from Pass, Merit to Distinction.

No prior knowledge is needed to study BTEC Travel and Tourism, although you may have studied it at GCSE level. What you need is an interest in the world of travel, an organised approach and an ability to work hard and meet deadlines. A sense of fun and a willinghness to look at things from a different angle is always desirable too.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 C’s including English Language. No previous study is required but an interest and enthusiasm for the subject is essential.


Each unit is assesed through assignments based on work related situations or activities with opportunities for teamwork and in-depth study.

Future opportunities

Students have gon onto University to study Toursim Management or have been successful in gaining employment in related 'people based' areas:-tourism, marketing, customer service and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartlepool Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 July 2016
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