BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Travel and Tourism


Equivalent to three A Levels, this course is designed to provide you with the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism industry and the potential to open doors to higher education.

Your learning experience will be enhanced by a wide range of exciting trips and visits. This includes UK day visits and a European residential trip. Training with Thomas Cook will make up an exciting part of your Cabin Crew training. Our teaching team have strong links within the industry, including with TUI Cruising and British Ironworks which will enable you to gain the experience and knowledge to succeed in this sector.
After completion, you may choose to work in a hotel, fly with an airline as cabin crew, or possibly to choose a career closer to home in a travel agency. Many students also choose to progress to university-level courses before progressing into the industry.


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (equivalent to 3 A Levels)

Two years

Study options may include:

• University Degree

• Access to higher education

• Apprenticeships

Employment options may include:

• Airline Cabin Crew

• Overseas Holiday Representative

• Cruise Customer Relations

• Event Management

• Travel Agent

• Various employment opportunities within the hotel sector

Course Costs
Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.

Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees

Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.

What does this subject include?

Units covered will include:

  • UK Visitor Attractions
  • Cruise Sector
  • UK as a Destination
  • Long Haul Destination
  • Work Experience/Employability Skills

What is the structure of the course?

There is an emphasis on coursework as a means of demonstrating your competence and you will work on guided assignments with the opportunity for some practical work. The course is assessed by research-based assignments most of which are internally set and one is an externally set assignment. There is two exams compulsory requirement as part of the course.

Assessment is continuous and industry related, with assignments, projects and practical work. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level, if not already achieved.

What are the entry requirements?

  • Four GCSE passes at Level 4 (grade C) or above (including maths or English)
  • Or a merit or above in a BTEC L2 qualification
  • Successful interview and initial assessment
  • You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for this subject area

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