Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism


What will you study

The BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism has been developed to focus on:

Education and training for those interested in a career within the Travel and Tourism industry

  • Providing opportunities for those interested in Travel and Tourism to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally specific qualification;
  • Giving learners the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the Travel and Tourism sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National in Travel and Tourism Management; and giving learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.


Who is the course for?

The specification is designed to provide an all-round introduction to the Travel and Tourism industry for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected occupational areas, for example, careers in retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations. In addition, this course is geared towards those students who prefer to do a coursework related subject.

Entry requirements

Five high grade passes (A*-C) including a Merit at Level 2 in any BTEC subject.

How you will be assessed

Your tutor will set assignments throughout your course for you to complete. These may take a variety of forms including business reports, presentations, observations and case studies. Students will complete six unit assignments for which you will be awarded a Pass (Grade E), Merit (Grade C) or Distinction (Grade A), which will be equivalent to 1 A level.

Progression routes

•    University or College
•    Higher education vocational qualifications
•    Careers in retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations.