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Travel and Tourism BTEC Extended Certificate level 2 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 course gives you the qualifications to work successfully in a range of jobs in the travel and tourism industry. You will explore various avenues of work and career possibilities within this expanding industry.

Course content

This is a practical, work-related course and involves the completion of projects, assignments and activities. You will study modules in Customer Service, UK Travel and Tourism Destinations, Planning Visits, and Marketing. The course also offers a tutorial system to help with your work and planning. You may want to find a related part-time job, which will give you an insight into modern business methods and which you could then use for your work experience.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance in your last place of study or work. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19, who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


There will be a variety of assessment methods such as report writing, leaflets, powerpoint presentations, role play and displays.

Financial information

Material fee £40.00.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course with a merit grade, plus a minimum of 90% attendance, you may progress on to a level 3 Travel & Tourism course. This course will build on your foundation of skills and knowledge enabling you to work in a variety of jobs within the travel and tourism industry. There are two alternative level 3 Travel & Tourism programmes; BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or level 3 Professional Travel Operations (Swissport Academy).

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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