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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate at NewVIc

Course description

The Travel and Tourism sector is an exciting and varied business environment that includes hospitality, airlines, tour operations, hotels and airports. You will investigate the UK tourism sector, understand its importance and gain an insight into the different employment opportunities available. You will have the chance to develop your personal skills and qualities, which will enable you to succeed in this exciting sector.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • developing your knowledge of the Travel and Tourism industry
  • improving your writing, communication, practical and customer service skills with a focus on your employability
  • broadening your awareness of the components of the industry through practical field study

On the course you will:

  • take part in events and practical work
  • visit Travel and Tourism attractions and organisations
  • develop your personal skills while working closely in a team
  • gain an understanding of the opportunities available in Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in English Language or Mathematics, and an A*-D in another relevant subject. As well as a good school reference and an interest in Travel and Tourism.


This is mainly assessed through coursework, however some elements of the course have external tests.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress to advanced level study such as the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism or take up employment in the industry, where there is a wide range of job opportunities.

Further information

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

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.