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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

In BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism you will learn about different aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry. The Core Units enable you to learn about the development of the industry, learning how businesses are run and customer service. You will also learn about how the UK is viewed as a destination, and its importance to the economy. Specialist units allow you to investigate specific areas of interest like European or longhaul destinations, managing finance in a travel organisation, and examining how businesses promote their products or services. In addition, you will learn how to prepare for a career in the industry. We are proud of our students’ achievements – the pass rate on our course is consistently 100%.

Course content

This course is equivalent to 1 A Level. You will study four core units and two specialist units over a two year period. The modules you will study will include:

Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
The Business of Travel and Tourism
The UK as a Destination
Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
European Destinations
Long-haul Travel Destinations

Entry requirements

4 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects. Due to the amount of extended writing involved, students should have achieved a C grade or above in GCSE English.


The course is 100% coursework assessed. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation. Importantly, students must be aware that if they select this course they are not permitted to make any redrafts of their work; new BTEC assessment guidance states that teachers are only permitted to mark a student’s first attempt at a task. All tasks must meet the exam board standards if a student is to pass this course.

Future opportunities

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Award is a recognised qualification by UCAS and Universities so will provide a route to higher education. This course could lead you towards related degree courses in Hospitality, Hotel Management, Marketing for Tourism etc.

If you are ready for the workplace, careers in hospitality, the travel industry or the leisure industry would all make good use of your qualification. There are also apprenticeships available for those who want to take an on-the-job approach to developing their knowledge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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