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Travel & Tourism Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate at East Surrey College

Course description

This qualification will inspire learners to consider a career in the travel and tourism sector. It will give students the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the travel and tourism sector. Learners will be given the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of job roles across the travel and tourism sector (for example in Travel agencies, visitor attractions, accommodation, business travel, or transport providers such as airlines).
The course will provide opportunities for the development of transferable skills related to study and vocational application that provide a platform for success both within travel and tourism and elsewhere.

Course content

Core Units
Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (External Assessment)
Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (Internal Assessment)
Unit 11: Delivering the Travel and Tourism Customer Experience (Internal Assessment)
Mandatory Units
Unit 3: The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK (Internal Assessment)
Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations (Internal Assessment)
Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism (Internal Assessment)
Unit 7: Travel and Tourism Business Environments (External Assessment)
Optional Specialist Units – Group A (minimum 2 units from this group)
Unit 12: Marketing in Travel and Tourism (Internal Assessment)
Unit 13: Airports and Airlines (Internal Assessment)
Unit 14: Travel and Tourism Research Project (Internal Assessment)
Unit 15: Work-related Experience in Travel and Tourism (Internal Assessment)
Optional Specialist Units – Group B
Unit 8: Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism (Internal Assessment)
Unit 9: Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities (Internal Assessment)
Unit 10: Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit (Internal Assessment)
Unit 16: Holiday Representatives (Internal Assessment)
Unit 17: UK Travel Agency Operations (Internal Assessment)
Unit 18: The Cruise Industry (Internal Assessment)
Unit 19: Hospitality Operations in the Travel and Tourism Sector (Internal Assessment)
Unit 20: UK Visitor Attractions (Internal Assessment)
Unit 21: Overseas Holiday Operations (Internal Assessment)

Entry requirements

Level 1 Diploma and GCSE English & Maths (A*-D) / Five GCSEs grade D or above, including English and Maths


Unit 1 and Unit 7 will be externally assessed with a paper based test. All other units are formally assessed by completed assignment work to meet deadlines

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2016, tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please consult Client Services for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.
Please be aware that there may be additional costs for equipment and educational visits. This information will be available from the curriculum staff at interview.

Future opportunities

Obtaining a merit or above in this course will allow you to move on to a Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or employment at a junior level

Further information

Equipment needed:
USB stick, folder, pen, pencil, notepaper.
If you have any outstanding queries please contact our Client Services team on 01737 788444

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 12 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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