Travel and Tourism courses
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Travel and Tourism, BTEC Extended Diploma
What will I do on this course?
This Level 3 Travel and Tourism course allows you to study the industry in depth. You’ll learn about global destinations, current industry issues, and business and marketing in the tourism, cruise, event and conference industries.
You’ll develop research, creative, problem-solving, teamwork and interpersonal skills, and increase your industry knowledge by visiting various destinations in the UK and overseas.
Local travel agencies have contributed to designing the course and will set you a number of challenges to increase your work-related skills.
We’ll also work with you to develop your English and maths skills.
How will I be assessed?
You’ll be assessed through practical activities, group work, presentations, coursework, online assessments and examinations.
What could I do after this course?
This course will provide the skills you need to carry out a range of roles in the travel and tourism industry. Or you could increase your skills and earning potential by progressing to a Foundation Degree in Tourism Management, Event and Production Management, or Business with Management at University Centre Weston.
You’ll need five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, or a Level 2 qualification.
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What Our Students Say
Kirsty Cornish, Travel and Tourism
“I enjoyed the trip to San Francisco, it broadened my knowledge and ideas for the future”
Former school: Backwell
Course: Travel and Tourism
What next? Kirsty aims to become a holiday rep in Spain.