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Travel & Tourism BTEC Diploma Level 2 at PETROC

Course description

Long-haul flights, cruises, exotic destinations, meeting new and interesting people, no wonder the travel industry is one of the most exciting career options. As you can imagine, competition for jobs can be tough, so here's the study programme that can help your career plans take off and fly high.

Course content

This nationally recognised qualification is most definitely for you if your dream is to pursue a career in this dynamic sector. The programme consists of a wide range of travel and tourism related units, including cruise, overseas holidays, visitor attractions and study visits.

This is essentially an academic, theory-led course, but there will be exciting visits and trips to support your learning. Two of the units are assessed by an external one hour exam.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths at grade 3 or above and GCSE English Language at grade 3 or above.
Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE Maths will study towards GCSE Maths to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and retake GCSE Maths in the following year.

Entrants holding a grade 2 or a 3 in GCSE English Language will study towards GCSE English Language to gain grade 4 or above. Those with a grade 1 or below will study the Level 1 Functional Skills English and retake GCSE in the following year. 

At the end of the year all learners are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of their Level 2 Study Programme and achieved a graded improvement in their Maths and English Language studies before being allowed to progress.


Each unit is assessed through continuous assessment by assignments which may take various formats such as written reports, practical simulations, presentations and displays. Each unit will be graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction and points awarded for each unit. The final qualification grade will be calculated through the aggregation of points achieved through the individual units.

Future opportunities

Successful completion, to Merit or above, can be your route to continuing your studies by progressing to the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Travel and Tourism to further your skills and knowledge base. Past students have gone direct to the workplace on completion of this course.

Further information

Specialised industry publications and resources are used for research for many units. A programme of guest speakers from various sectors and educational visits will support your studies.

Q. Are there any exams in this programme?
A. Yes, two of the units are externally assessed, each requiring a one hour exam.

Q. Is there very much written work?
A. Yes, any course of this nature has a certain amount of written assignments to complete.

Q. Is there any financial support to help finance my trips?
A. Yes, the College has a means tested learning support fund which may be able to support subject specific costs

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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