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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Biddenham Upper School and Sports College

Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is a practical, work-related course which is ideal for students who have an interest in the Travel & Tourism industry. It consists of six coursework units based on the real industry, involving visits and guest speakers, over the two year period.

This allows students to learn by:

  • Completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations.
  • Using independent learning skills to research information from a variety of sources.
  • Exploring case studies of travel and tourism organisations within the UK and Europe.
  • Investigating the business of travel and tourism, customer service, current issues and holiday

Course content

The course will appeal if you:

  • Have a genuine interest in the Travel and Tourism industry. You will be developing an understanding of organisations the markets they serve, working with customers, current issues, the location of UK and European holiday destinations and the business of travel and tourism.
  • Enjoy studying a subject that will broaden your experiences.
  • Want the opportunity to apply the theory of the course to practical work outside the classroom.
  • Want to find out more about the subject through research, teamwork and independent study.
  • Wish to study a course which is active, fun and enjoyable.


Each unit is assessed and graded by means of a portfolio piece of work.

What subjects will be covered in the 1st year?

  • Investigating the Travel & Tourism sector.
  • Working in the Travel and Tourism Industry.
  • The UK as a Destination.

What subjects will be covered in the 2nd year?

  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism.
  • The Business of Tourism
  • Long-haul Travel Destinations.

Future opportunities

  • Travel or work abroad.
  • Follow a related degree at university.
  • Work in the Travel and Tourism industry in any of the following roles: travel agents, holiday rep, travel consultant, tourism officer, hotel management, human resources, sales and marketing, customer service and event management.

Further information

Course contact: Mrs B Darlow,

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Biddenham Upper School and Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 04 November 2016

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