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BTEC Travel & Tourism Level 3 at The Downs School

Course description

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the UK. The department staff has over 12 years experience of working within the UK travel industry, and over 20 years of independent travel through over 45 countries worldwide.

The BTEC Level 3 course has been designed to develop:  Critical understanding of the UK and Global Travel Industry, and the connections between different parts of the industry.  A holistic view of the industry and its connections to wider topics such as business management, environmental impacts, customer relations, marketing, global economies, development, the role of advanced technology, physical landscapes, global cultures and destinations.  In-depth independent research into particular aspects and issues within the industry, to help develop skills to deal with complex situations and problem solving as well as providing experience of using 21st century transferable employment skills.

Course content

Six units over 2 years.



Future opportunities

This qualification instills the transferable skills required in both further education and employment. It supports progression into higher education within courses relevant to Travel and Tourism industry as well as giving students a good basis for employment within the vast number of Travel and Tourism organisations within the UK and globally.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years