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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

You will receive instruction, guidance and encouragement to practise and develop the skills necessary to achieve the award. The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Understanding Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Understanding the Nature and Effects of World Travel
  • Development of the UK Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Developing Customer Service Skills in Travel and Tourism
  • UK Tourism Destinations
  • European Holiday Destinations
  • Worldwide Holiday Destinations
  • Holiday Planning
  • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
  • Exploring Airports and Airlines


There is a variety of learning methods, including individual and group assignments, practical application of classroom based teaching and industry related projects, together with visits to a range of travel and tourism attractions. A residential visit may be used to complement the study programme.

Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a previous GCSE subject to improve a grade. To enhance employment opportunities the course may also have additional qualifications built into the programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D and above, including English and Maths.


The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local business wherever possible.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

Future opportunities

This course is a recognised route onto a Level 3 course, students should aim for a merit or distinction grade to ensure progression.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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