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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

The Travel and Tourism sector is growing at a massive pace which has led to the huge demand for a flexibly skilled workforce. Gaps in customer service, destination Geography, knowledge of working with children and business skills have been identified by employers.

This course provides an introduction into this sector for those interested in the course or those who wish to pursue a career in one of its many connected industries including retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations.

Course content

The four mandatory topics are:-

Investigating the Travel and Tourism sector – looking into the business and organisation of travel and tourism operators and investigating trends and fashions within this business.

The Business of Travel and Tourism – Understanding the differences between organisations and the competition between them, analyses travel and tourism enterprise within financial constraints.

The UK as a Destination – locating UK gateways, tourist destinations and geographical features, understand the features and facilities of tourist destinations identify particular reference points to act as case studies.

Customer service in Travel and Tourism – understand the importance of customer service and identify the skills necessary to work within this field.

The Two chosen topics:-
European Destinations – identifying destinations within Europe, looking at features and facilities of these destinations.

Retail travel operations – Looking at the Retail travel environment and operational practices. There will be a focus on how to gain a competitive advantage.

Entry requirements

- 4 x A* - C grades at GCSE
- 2 x other level 2 qualifications (BTEC level 2
- Appropriate skills in literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade C is not required)

The course is 100% coursework based, continually assessed across the 2 years of study. Students are required to achieve 60 credits – the first 40 credits are mandatory and the last 20 have been chosen by us as the most appropriate for this school.


Future opportunities

Cabin crew, travel agency worker, management, town centre planning, tour operator, reservations, ticketing, retail travel and customer services.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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