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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Advanced Subsidiary Diploma at Plymstock School

Course description

Students of the course will be expected to produce six portfolios of evidence based on exam board guidelines; there are no external examinations. Each portfolio will be produced in both lessons and at home. All units are graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Full award certificates are graded in the same way.

After Year 12, students who have achieved the Level 3 Certificate can go on to complete the 3 remaining units in Year 13 to achieve the Advanced Subsidiary Diploma equivalent of A2. They can be taken in combination with A Levels and other BTECs; they are regarded by most universities as the equivalent of A Level qualifications.

Course content

Mandatory Units

Investigating Travel & Tourism Industry

Business of Travel & Tourism

UK as a Destination

Optional Units

Customer Service In Travel & Tourism

Preparation For Employment

European Destinations

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent).

Future opportunities

These are challenging, yet attainable qualifications which relate directly to the expectations of employers. They give students hands on experience in a wide range of career linked skills, while supporting progression to the workplace, further education or higher education. They can also be completed in conjunction with a work placement. Clearly anyone interested in a career in the Travel and Tourism sector (the world’s largest employer) should consider this course. Progression can be made to complete a Further Education course or even Travel & Tourism/Management or related courses at degree level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years