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Level 3 BTEC: Travel and Tourism
BTEC Diploma in Travel & Tourism
Examination Board: Edexcel
Level 3: 4 GCSEs A*-C (or equivalent)
Level 2: 4 GCSEs Grade D
A satisfactory level of competence in English & Maths
Travel and Tourism develops confident people with multi transferable skills who are prepared for employment and progression to higher education. Travel and Tourism is the world’s largest service industry and it requires quality people for future employment opportunities.
Learners studying BTEC Travel and Tourism will have the opportunity to improve a variety of skills:
- Application of knowledge and understanding learners will improve their knowledge and understanding of the dynamic environment of travel and tourism
- Development of practical and technical skills learners will participate in a variety of activities including day trips to investigate tourism destinations and lead tours.
- Personal development for occupational roles learners will learn about a variety of industries in the travel and tourism sectors.
- Application of generic skills of personal, learning and thinking skills through activities and assessments.
The units include: Investigating travel and tourism; Customer service; Working as a tour guide; Marketing for travel and tourism; Visitor destinations; European tourist destinations; Travel planning; preparing for employment; Understanding the nature and effects of world travel; Organising a travel and tourism study visit.
BTEC Travel and Tourism Diplomas are assessed entirely through coursework which are all internally assessed. Learners will complete mandatory units and optional units which will be individually graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction. On completion of all units students are then awarded an overall grade ranging from Pass to Distinction*
From the BTEC Level 2 Diploma Merit grade learners can progress to the BTEC National Diploma in Travel and Tourism, this qualification at the right grade allows entry to higher education. Some higher education establishments comment that the BTEC Diplomas develop independent learners well equipped to embark on degree level courses. Universities offer huge opportunities for studying travel and tourism at the highest level combining options include international business and languages.
A qualification in BTEC Travel and Tourism Diploma provides learners with a wide range of transferable skills, which are important in many career fields:
- Working overseas
- Tour operations
- Retail travel
- Cabin crew
- Tour guiding
- Attraction management
For more information about BTEC Travel and Tourism contact Miss Lea