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Travel and Tourism (BTEC National Level 3) at Excelsior Academy

Course description

This course is a fantastic subject which leads to future employment. The travel and tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel undertaken by individuals for both leisure and business purposes continuing to increase. An expansion in the short-break market has led to a growth of regional airports in the UK and across Europe and a rise in the number of new hospitality enterprises including health spas and boutique hotels. This rapid expansion has led to huge demand for a more exibly skilled workforce. We are determined to make this course as vocational as possible for students.

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is equivalent of an AS level qualification and includes 3 units over the course of Year 12. The mandatory units to be completed are:

Unit 1 Investigating the travel and tourism sector,
Unit 3 The UK as a destination and an optional unit which will be
Unit 4 Customer service in travel and tourism.

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A2 qualification and includes a further 3 units of study to include Unit 2 The business of travel and tourism, Unit 7 European destinations and Unit 8 Long Haul Destinations The course has a very exible design in that the whole BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can be taken in 1 or 2 years or the BTEC Level 3 Certificate can be taken in 1 year. The course has a very exible design in that the whole BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can be taken in 1 or 2 years or the BTEC Level 3 Certificate can be taken in 1 year.

Entry requirements

GCSE C grade or above in English and Maths is preferred. Students will be looked at individually to ensure they are able to meet the demands of the course.

Assessment

There are no external examinations for this qualification. The assessment procedure is by portfolio of w o r k a n d w i t n e ss st a t e m e n ts a n d observations of skills and competencies. A sample of student work will be assessed by an External Verifier to ensure standards remain consistently high.

Future opportunities

This subject is a fantastic springboard to careers in the travel and tourism industry such as cabin crew, tourist information, tour guide or holiday representative. It is also a good grounding in research and presentation skills for any future course or job. The qualification provides a sound basis for progression to a range of HE courses, e.g. HNC in Travel; HND in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management; Foundation Degree in Management and Tourism; BA in Management and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Excelsior Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

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