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Travel and Tourism BTEC Diploma level 3 at Leicester College

Course description

If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme. This is the first year of a two year study programme that is designed to provide you with the opportunity to study a wide range of Travel and Tourism subjects. The course includes a variety of enrichment opportunities including guest speakers, day trips and also residential trips which are all closely linked to the course content.

Course content

The course can be studied over one year as a qualification in its own right (Subsidiary Diploma) or learners can return for the second year of the programme and will complete the Diploma. Year One subjects include Investigating Travel and Tourism, the Business of Travel and Tourism, the UK as a Destination, Customer Service in Travel and Tourism, and European Travel Destinations. The second year of the programme comprises of units such as; Retail Travel, Long Haul Travel, Marketing, Specialist Tourism and Preparing for Employment in the Travel Industry. You will also have an opportunity to either undertake an extra qualification in either Cabin Crew or Resort Representatives.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above is required or a Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (or a related subject). International qualifications will also be considered. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


Assessment will be carried out in a variety of methods such as reports, leaflets, live projects and presentations.

Financial information

Material fee £40.00. The additional cost will cover all day trip fees. There will be an opportunity to take part in a residential trip for an additional charge, £300 approx. Students may be able to seek assistance with fees from Student Services, subject to conditions.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the two year programme will allow you to progress on to the Foundation Degree in Tourism and Events Management at Leicester College or apply for other relevant HE university courses. Alternatively you could seek employment within the travel industry. We have very successful progression into employment with former students working for Swissport, Thomas Cook, Premier Inn and Jet2 Airlines.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 29 September 2017
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