Travel and Tourism

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This programme gives you the ideal blend of academic and vocational study in order to launch your travel and tourism career.

Through your studies you’ll acquire a range of key transferable skills in areas such as: research, evaluation, team-working, presentation and problem solving.

Importantly, this course will teach you the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry. For example, you’ll research and understand how customer service, the environment, the economy, culture, organisations and destinations all affect the sector, both in the UK and overseas.

You’ll also have the chance to participate in field trips, both nationally and internationally, in order to experience destinations and consider career specialisms.


Type of study
Examination board

Availability & Details

Travel and Tourism, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma SF-TRTO3E-D(1718)000

South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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5 GCSEs at grades A*-C, ideally including Mathematics and English.

On this course you will study 10 units in the first year and a further 10 in the second year. These 20 units will give you the background to Customer Service, Geography and Business.

Some units will specifically look at job roles in the travel and tourism industry.

You will be taught in the classroom environment with opportunities for self-study in the Library.

The sessions will be student-centred. Keeping detailed and orderly notes will be essential.

A number of assessment methods will be used throughout the course, including frequent assignments and reports.

Occasionally you will be assessed via role-play, presentations and other creative tasks.

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My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.

Thomas McCann, A Level student

I focused and worked hard to get the grades. I had some support from my lecturer during a stressful time. The college is really good and supportive.

Natasha Boerer, BTEC student

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student


Students often get jobs in the Travel and Tourism industry, such as Travel Agency roles, Cabin Crew, Holiday Representatives, or a related Apprenticeship position.

Our course carries enough UCAS points to count towards University, so you could study a degree or a Higher National Diploma.,


Travel Agent, Cabin Crew, front of house in the hospitality sector, working within event planning, working for a visitor attraction,, finance, marketing for a Tour Operator.