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Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Treviglas Community College

Course description

BTEC Travel and Tourism :

  • Appeals to full-time learners interested in a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.
  • Includes an introduction to and understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry, investigating Travel and Tourism as a business, customer service and the research of different holiday destinations both in the UK and overseas.
  • Allows a great deal of choice and flexibility. This provides choice and personalisation opportunities for teachers and learners.
  • Addresses sector needs and skills gaps identified in the emerging Sector Qualification Strategy (SQS) for Travel and Tourism including customer service skills, destination geography, knowledge of working with children, and business skills.
  • Contextualises theory where possible so that learners are able to apply their knowledge to the real world.
  • Allows learners to keep track of their progress and ensure they are meeting their potential.

Course content

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism is a 60-credit and 360-guided-learning-hour qualification, that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

Mandatory units (Credit / Level)

  1. Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector (10 / 3)
  2. The Business of Travel and Tourism (10 / 3)
  3. The UK as a Destination (10 / 3)
  4. Customer Service in Travel and Tourism (10 / 3)

Then 2 optional units from a list of 11.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English C or above.

Travel and Tourism level 2 would be an advantage.



Assessment takes a case study approach. Questions are set which require you to show understanding and an ability to analyse the information provided. A combination of assessment techniques will be used: reports, presentations, publisher publications, role play, essays and structured questioning. Wherever possible work will be contextualised and applied to a local scenario.

Future opportunities

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 flexibly skilled workforce. As well as being equipped to handle modern life with a broad knowledge of travel and tourism, there are a number of university choices and career options where having A-level Travel is preferableor, in some cases, absolutely necessary. Your A-level Travel shows you have the ability to analyse and understand Travel related subjects, as well as undertake research tasks and demonstrate essay-writing skills.

Possible career choices Travel and Tourism can offer you include: working in the Airline Industry, Cruise Sector, Accommodation and Hotel sector, Visitor Attractions and for the large multi-national travel companies. Your Level 3 in Travel and Tourism qualification can lead you to degrees in travel and tourism, management, business studies, and marketing; as well as giving you opportunity to be paid and develop your career whilst travelling the world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Treviglas Community College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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