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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism is an exciting and engaging programme of study, helping students gain the knowledge and practical skills required in the Travel & Tourism sector. Students will study a wide range of travel related topics in a practical and work related environment.

BTEC is a nationally recognised qualification which focuses on independent learning, practical knowledge and skills. The programme offers flexibility and choice of emphasis through the optional units.

What goes well with this course?

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism is an excellent qualification that combines well with a wide range of other courses particularly:

  • Geography
  • Modern Languages
  • Business

It also has links with:

  • Sociology
  • History
  • Economics

Course content

The course covers a wide range of Travel and Tourism topics including:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The UK as a Destination
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
  • European and Worldwide Destinations
  • Work Experience in Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

Students will enjoy this course if they are able to:

  • Complete coursework in many different forms
  • Simulate activities such as welcome meetings for tour arrivals
  • Engage in practical work such as planning and running a residential trip
  • Complete independent research


The course is assessed purely through coursework. Students will complete 3 units of coursework in each year of the course.

The exam board for this course is Pearson BTEC.

Future opportunities

Many Travel and Tourism students decide to take up a place at university studying one of a number of degrees related to this subject. Popular degree courses include Event Management, Tourism Management or Hospitality Management.

Other students may opt to gain some valuable industry experience, for example in the Airline Industry, Resort Services, Tourism and Hospitality or Trainee Management posts.

A qualification in Travel and Tourism will help provide students with essential knowledge of the industry and help prepare them for Higher Education or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coulsdon Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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