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Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Brine Leas School

Course description

The travel and tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel undertaken by individuals for both leisure and busines 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.

Course content

Specific skills gaps identified in the emerging Sector Qualification Strategy (SQS) for Travel and Tourism include customer service skills, destination geography, knowledge of working ith children and business skills. The level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism seeks to address these areas. It is a 2 year course, equivalent to an A Level, and includes no final examination.

Students will be required to complete tasks and assignments in lessons, throughout the course and will achieve a pass, merit or distinction for each unit, depending upon the quality of their learning and work produced. Learners will develop many of the key skills required for employment or university including oral presentations, research assignments and written articles and ICT based presentations.

Examples of units studied are:

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Business Travel Operations
  • Investigating the Cruise Industry
  • UK Visitor Attractions

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a minimum of Grade C at GCSE Geography / BTEC Award. 

Learners must be able to take responsibility for their own learning and achievement and comply with industry standards of behaviour and performance. Students will need excellent time management skills.

Future opportunities

This qualification has been designed to provide an allround introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those wishing to pursue a tourism related degree. It is also suitable for many employment opportunities within the travel and tourism industry including travel agent, holiday rep, retail travel, tour guide and hotelier.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brine Leas School directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

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