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Travel & Tourism (1 x A Level Equivalent) BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Edexcel at The Canterbury Academy

Course description

This course would be of particular interest to students who wish to work in any travel based industry such as tour operations, hotels or the airline industry.

Course content

This course is equivalent to one A Level and consists of four units to be studied over the duration of two years. During this time students will have to complete the following:


Two external mandatory units:


Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism: Learners will gain skills which are specific to the course as a whole. In this unit learners will explore all aspects of the industry, its key components and its scale.


Unit 2: Global Destinations: In this unit learners will investigate the features and appeal of global destinations, learners will have to prepare travel itineraries and recommend suitable destinations for customers.


One internal mandatory synoptic unit:


Unit 3: Managing the Customer Experience: In this unit learners will explore and apply ways of managing external and internal customer experience to support organizational success and develop their customer service skills.


In addition you will study one internal optional unit from the following:


11: Specialist Tourism

15: Visitor Attractions

17: Passenger Transport

18: Events, Conferences and Exhibitions

19: Work Experience in Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

Ideally BTEC Level 2 Travel & Tourism & GCSE English grade 5 or above.

Future opportunities


You could apply and work in any travel, tourism or customer service industry.



When you have completed Level 3 you could use your qualification to further your study at university.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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