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Travel and Tourism BTEC Subsidiary Diploma and Diploma Level 3 at Boston College

Course description

This course is designed to provide you with a variety of skills for the world’s largest industry. You will study areas of the tourism industry including: customer service, business, marketing, destinations, travelling, and cabin crew. 

It combines class work with opportunities to carry out practical work, visit tourist attractions and prepare for work in this exciting and vibrant industry. Some trips and activities are mandatory to enable assessment of some units to be undertaken in a relevant environment.

Course content

You will study 6 units in the first year (a Subsidiary Diploma) and then progress onto Year 2 to complete a further 6 units (Diploma). Units could include: 

- Investigating travel and tourism 
- The business of travel and tourism 
- Marketing travel and tourism products and services 
- The UK as a destination 
- Customer service in travel and tourism 
- Long haul travel destinations 
- Retail travel operations 
- Preparing for employment in the travel and tourism industry 

Additional subjects studied are: 
- City and Guilds Level 2 certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew 
- Spanish Entry 3 Double Award 
- City and Guilds Award in Worldwide Travel and Tourism destinations 
- City and Guilds Award in UK Travel and Tourism Destinations 
- City and Guilds Award in Travel and Tourism Support services 

The course will include role plays, presentations, group work and the completion of practical tasks. 

You will also undertake a period of work experience which will be extremely useful in preparing you for your next steps in either employment or education.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 or above) including English and Maths. 

Or Merit or Distinction at First Diploma level in a related subject or Merit or Distinction at Intermediate GNVQ in a related subject (or equivalent) together with Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths 
(or GCSE equivalent)


This course is assessed internally by the production written work, taking part in role plays and group work and individual presentations.

Financial information

Additional costs may be payable for trips and textbooks depending on units studied.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course could lead to progression into Higher Education, such as the HNC/D in Travel and Tourism Management. You could also progress into employment within the industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 February 2017

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