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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at St George's Church of England Foundation School (Broadstairs)

Course description

The Travel and Tourism industry in the UK is growing and is of major importance to the economy. Choosing to study Travel and Tourism will enable you to broaden your knowledge of the sector, developing your understanding of the different components, factors that affect the Travel Industry, and the appeal of Visitor attractions to both inbound and domestic tourists. Through studying a BTEC Level 3 course you are not only expanding your knowledge of Travel and Tourism but you will also be developing existing and learning new skills, such as communication, organisation, working towards deadlines and research.

Course content

BTEC Extended Certificate (4 Units over 2 years – Broadly equivalent to 1 GCE A Level)

All Units are delivered with a view to enhance your skills in application, analysis and evaluation. The units you will focus on are:

Unit 1 – The World of Tourism.

This will be assessed by a 1 ½ hour exam. In this Unit you will identify how organisations react to changes and trends, the components of the travel industry, how businesses interact, how technology has affected the tourist industry and how the media influences the industry.

Unit 2 – Global Destinations:

You will investigate the features and appeal of global destinations, develop skills in using maps.

Unit 3 – Managing the Customer Experience:

This Unit gives you the opportunity to explore the benefits of managing the customer experience. You will learn about the challenges facing the travel industry in an increasingly multicultural environment.

Unit 15. Visitor Attractions:

In this Unit you will investigate the nature and role of both built and natural visitor attractions, their appeal, popularity, explore how visitor attractions respond to competition and measure their success and appeal.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of three, 4-9 grades at GCSE. Ideally students should have studied a BTEC First in Travel achieving a Pass grade or a 4 in GCSE Geography.


You will be assessed through presentations, written assignments, as well as a 1 ½ hour exam and a written piece of coursework on Global Destinations to be completed as part of a Controlled Assessment.

Future opportunities


This is an exciting course that opens up opportunities in later life for access to University or employment.



The BTEC will give you an insight into the Travel and Tourism industry and could lead to work for a business in the travel and/or tourism industry in this country and around the world.  It also provides a route to University.



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs J Wreford
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01843 861696