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BTEC NQF Level 3 Travel and Tourism


Extended Certificate - 1 A Level equivalent

This BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism is coursework assessed through an external exam, a case study and coursework.  It is equivalent to an A Level subject.  As part of the coursework students must be able to complete research, meet deadlines and show a creative flair.   Each of the units will be based on a real-life company which will set a problem to solve. 

Students will investigate all aspects of the travel and tourism sector, including rural tourism, long haul and European destinations, marketing the industry and responsible and ethical considerations of travel and tourism.

Students will be asked to organise a range of holidays for different tourist groups and will have the opportunity to develop their own business plan within the travel industry!

Throughout the course students will have access to all the resources they need including access to the internet in every lesson. They will also be required to take part in a number of trips and off-site visits to local, national and sometimes international tourist destinations.

 Main Features of the Course

Unit 1 The World of Travel and Tourism
Unit 2 Global Destinations
Unit 3 Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
Unit 9 Visitor Attractions


Unit 1 90 units External
Unit 2 120 units External
Unit 3 90 units coursework
Unit 9 60 Units coursework


Most students progress on to university courses either at HND or degree level.  The course also prepares learners for the workplace or starting their own business.

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