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Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 3 90 credit Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

(90 Credit Diploma – one year) (Extended Diploma - two years) - A combination of 14 hours a week theoretical and practical lessons including 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. You will also be required to partake in 72 hours work experience and up 6 hours a week literacy and numeracy lessons as part of your study programme depending on your entry qualifications.

Course content


Investigating the travel and tourism sector

The business of travel and tourism

The UK as a destination
Customer service in travel and tourism

Preparing for employment in travel and tourism

European destinations

Long-haul travel destinations

Retail travel operations

Business travel operations

Investigating the cruise industry

UK visitor attractions


Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at minimum grade C (including English and Maths) or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism with merit or distinction grades.


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.

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

The course also prepares students for direct entry into the travel or airline industry with the likes of tour operators, travel agents, hotels or hospitality, customer service related organisations, overseas holiday representatives and leisure providers.

Further information

Students could progress on to an HND, foundation degree or full degree at university.

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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