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BTEC Travel & Tourism Level 3 Diploma at Balby Carr Community Academy

Course description

This Vocational course is completely coursework assessed, which means there are no exams.

There are 4 mandatory units which must be covered and this will give learners 40 credits.

In Year 12 learners will study the four mandatory units which will give 40 credits and study additional units to accrue a further 20 credits. All learners will have the opportunity to complete a work placement within the Travel and Tourism sector which will count towards the total assessment.

At the end of Year 12 learners will have accumulated 60 credits in total and this will qualify them for the Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

In Year 13 learners will study more units worth an additional 60 credits, taking the total credits for the course to 120.

At this point learners will be eligible to be awarded the Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

The Travel and Tourism department at Balby Carr will provide learners with the optional opportunity to gain another 60 credits which will qualify them for the Extended Diploma. Learners would have to complete this work in their own time.


Course content

Units Credits

Unit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector 10

Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism 10

Unit 3: The UK as a Destination 10

Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism 10

Available Units Credits

5 Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services 10

6 Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism 10

7 European Destinations 10

8 Long‐haul Travel Destinations 10

9 Retail Travel Operations 10

10 Business Travel Operations 10

11 Investigating the Cruise Industry 5

12 Responsible Tourism 10

13 Tour Operations 10

14 Specialist Tourism 10

15 Working as a Holiday Representative 10

16 Passenger Transport for Travel and Tourism 10

17 Events, Conferences and Exhibitions 5

18 Tourism in Rural Areas 10

19 UK Visitor Attractions 5

20 Hospitality Operations in Travel and Tourism 5

21 Entertainment for Holidaymakers 10

22 Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism Sector 10

23 Residential Study Visit in Travel and Tourism 5

24 Airfares and Ticketing 1 10

25 Working as a Children’s Representative in Travel and Tourism 10

26 Researching Current Issues in Travel and Tourism 10

27 Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit 5

28 Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism 3

29 Airfares and Ticketing 2 10


Entry requirements



All coursework.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Balby Carr Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years