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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Successful students could then also seek employment in a variety of sectors related to hospitality, travel and tourism or progress to a Level 3 qualification.

Overview of the course: 

This course consists of a combination of theoretical and practical lessons that provide an in-depth study of the travel and tourism sector. A number of educational visits will be arranged to assist you in completing your coursework, as well as allowing you to experience real life travel and tourism companies and attractions.

Entry requirements: 

3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths and English or progression from level 1 with appropriate Functional Skills at Entry 3 or above.


The UK travel and tourism sector

Customer service

Nature and effects of world travel

UK travel destinations

European holiday destinations

Preparing for employment in travel and tourism

Exploring UK travel agency operations

UK visitor attractions

Cruise operations

Overseas holiday operations

How is the course assessed?: 

The majority of the units in these qualifications are assessed through internal, portfolio-based assessment generated through a range of activities, including role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. However, a small percentage of work will be externally assessed via exam-based units.

Further study options after this course: 

There is a direct progression route on to the Level 3 Travel and Tourism course.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, Full Time.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £2432.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (23 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

'When I started this course I was worried that I wouldn't be able to manage but the lecturers and my support worker have supported me and now I know I will do really well

'I never really had the opportunity to study this subject at school and I’d always wanted to travel the world. I found the course really interesting and we also got to go on some exciting trips and visits as part of it too, which was great. My lecturer and personal learning coaches were all fantastic and helped me loads. Studying on her course also helped open the door to a Part-time job in hospitality at Shotton Hall Banqueting Suites in Peterlee.' Kelly Clarkson.

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