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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

Course description

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the Travel and Tourism sector.  It will provide you with a good insight into many aspects of the industry and will provide you with transferable knowledge such as business skills, marketing, customer service and the nature of overseas and UK tourism sectors.

This course involves studying various aspects of the Travel and Tourism sector and will enable you to enhance and develop your career and employment opportunities in various different Travel and Tourism sectors including accommodation, transport, attractions, tour operators, tourism development, and trade and promotion agencies. 

You will learn a lot about caring and working with people. You will need to make sure that you meet deadlines, make effective decisions and learn to work effectively with the other students in your team. ICT skills will also be developed throughout the course.  Effective communication skills are vital for the Travel and Tourism industry and you will be given real opportunities through role plays etc. to make sure you can communicate politely and coherently, and how to deal with issues as they arise.

Course content

Year 12 Content

Unit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 2: The Business of the Travel and Tourism

Unit 3: Investigating the UK as a destination

Year 13 Content

Unit 4: Investigating Customer Service within the Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 6: Preparing for Employment in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 8: Long Haul Travel Destinations

Entry requirements

Students require a grade C or above in English GCSE.  Additionally students should have a Merit grade in Level 2 Travel and Tourism or a related course of study, or a grade C in a related GCSE. 


The qualification is based on 100% internally assessed assignments so no exams!

All the units that make up the qualification will be graded either at the level of Pass (40 UCAS points), Merit (80 UCAS points) or Distinction (120 UCAS points).

Achieving a Pass for each unit means you have shown the knowledge and skills required to cover the Pass Criteria for the units. This may be through presentations, descriptions and case studies.

At Merit Level, you will add more depth and explanations to your work to show your deeper understanding.

At Distinction Level your work shows you can make judgments, justify your ideas and come to clear conclusions.

You can obtain different grades for the different units e.g. you could achieve a Pass for Unit 1 but achieve a Merit for Unit 2 and so on.  Your overall grade will depend on how you have performed across all of the units and how many Credits you have accrued. 

Future opportunities

Studying Travel and Tourism at Level 3 will give you more in-depth knowledge about the Travel and Tourism industry and open up more job opportunities for you in a more supervisory role.  This can include Team Leaders in Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, or Visitor Attractions and will making you more attractive to employers for overseas work such as Resort Representatives.  The course will also count towards your UCAS points to go into Higher Education for degrees.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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