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Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

This course consists of a combination of theoretical and practical lessons that provide an in-depth study of the travel and tourism sector. A number of educational visits will be arranged to assist you in completing your coursework, as well as allowing you to experience real life travel and tourism companies and attractions.

Course content


The UK travel and tourism sector

Customer service

Nature and effects of world travel

UK travel destinations

European holiday destinations

Preparing for employment in travel and tourism

Exploring UK travel agency operations

UK visitor attractions

Cruise operations


Entry requirements

3 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English or progression from level 1 with appropriate Functional Skills at Entry 3 or above.


The majority of the units in these qualifications are assessed through internal, portfolio-based assessment generated through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. However, a small percentage of work will be externally assessed via exam-based units.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

Successful students could then also seek employment in a variety of sectors related to hospitality, travel and tourism or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Further information

There is a direct progression route on to the Level 3 Travel and Tourism course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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