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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Trinity School

Course description

Trinity only started teaching Travel and Tourism in 2016, but it has already proved to be a very popular course among students. This is a two-year course and the qualification is equivalent to one A-level. It is suitable for students who have a keen interest in Travel and/or Tourism. It is a dynamic subject that is constantly evolving and changing with people’s preferences on where they go on holiday or making decisions on where to travel based on external factors beyond our control. If you have ever thought about a career in the travel, leisure or tourist industry, then this course provides you with the foundation for those vocations. Even if you haven’t, there are a wide variety of transferable skills that can be learnt that apply to a range of careers.

Course content

The skills developed throughout the course underpin a wide range of employment opportunities and include technical skills, customer handling skills, oral communication, researching, problem solving and teamwork. These skills are highly valued by employers and along with the recognised qualification will help students enter into employment or onto higher education. There are also opportunities for vocational trips to allow students to put theory surrounding the Travel and Tourism industry into real-world experience. There may also be visits to other local organisations or outside speakers. These visits help understand the business elements and attractions of certain destinations.


Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism is the new BTEC National that we will be studying from 2017. There are similar components to what we currently study, however, the main change is the external examination which is a feature of all new BTECs.

There are three mandatory units of study, plus one optional one which will be decided closer to the course commencing:

Core units (these must be studied)

1. The World of Travel and Tourism – Unit assessed via external exam
2. Global Destinations – Unit assessed externally via a set piece of work set by the exam board which students have a certain amount of time in which to complete
3. Managing the Customer Experience
4. Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Other assessment pieces are completed via assignments. These are internally assessed and moderated before being externally verified by the exam board.

Future opportunities

Since 2010 Tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the UK in employment terms. Britain is forecast to have a tourism industry worth over £257 billion by 2025. (Visit Britain)

On successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism, students may progress into a growing employment market or continue their study in Travel & Tourism at a higher level or University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity School directly.

Last updated date: 18 September 2017

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