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Travel and Tourism Level 3 at Overton Grange School

Course description

A BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is a Level 3 course (equivalent to 1 A level) that is studied for two years (Years 12 and 13). It provides a specialist work-related qualification. You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare you for employment. It offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the specialist units.

Course content

When we think of ‘travel and tourism’ different ideas spring to mind, such as holidays, excursions, flights and destinations and making sense of these and putting them into context is an important process in the study of travel and tourism.

Compulsory units:
• Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
• The Business of Travel and Tourism
• The UK as a Destination
• Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Optional Units that may be offered:
• Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
• European destinations
• Long-haul Travel Destinations
• Retail Travel Operations
• Business Travel Operations
• Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism Sector
• Researching Current Issues in Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C, BTEC qualifications are accepted and students should aim to get a merit grade. However it is not necessary for Travel and Tourism to have been studied before.


This course is assessed entirely through coursework and you will be required to do several presentations. Your work is continually assessed throughout the year. There are strict deadlines for coursework to be handed in. Trips will be run to assist students with
their Travel & Tourism knowledge.

Future opportunities

The travel and tourism industry is huge and comes up in many students’ top 10 jobs. This course is designed to give students a greater understanding of the workings of this industry and is a great stepping stone to a career in travel and tourism or to university courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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