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Travel and the Visitor Economy BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This course will help you to develop an in depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry and the necessary skills for a career in this sector. The programme will also include maths and English to help you achieve you future career aspirations.

Course content

You will study a range of units which will include six core units:

  • The travel and tourism sector
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • Marketing travel and tourism destinations
  • UK tourist destinations
  • Customer service
  • Preparing for employment in the travel and tourism sector

You will also study a range of specialist units, including:

  • Retail travel operations
  • Passenger transport issues
  • Handling air passengers
  • Hospitality operations in travel and tourism
  • UK visitor attractions
  • Tour operations
  • Responsible Tourism

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C including Maths or English

Or

  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above and be working towards GCSE maths and English at grade A*- C

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Event Coordinator
  • Cabin Crew
  • Travel Agent
  • Check-in Attendant
  • Tour Guide
  • Airport Operative
  • Tourism Officer

Further information

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300