Department       Business Studies

Subject Title       BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in

Travel and Tourism

Qualification     BTEC Level 3

Exam Board        PEARSON


Course Description


This qualification provides you with an excellent grounding in the skills and knowledge needed for students wishing to progress to further education and/or a career in the travel & tourism industry.


Unit 1

The World of Travel and Tourism

(assessed externally)

Unit 2

Global Destinations

(assessed externally)

Unit 3

Managing the Customer Experience

(assessed internally – assignment)

Unit 8

The Airport Experience

(assessed internally)


How will you be assessed?

Unit 1 is a written examination worth 75marks. Unit 2 is assessed by Pearson and is worth 64marks.  Each assignment based unit is graded as Distinction, Merit, Pass or unclassified.  On completion     students will achieve an overall grade for that particular unit, earning them points.  At the end of Year 14, students will achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or      Distinction* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism.



Requirements   No qualification in Travel and Tourism is necessary

Grade C or above in English is preferred.


Progression Routes





Is it accepted by most major universities?


Careers               This qualification is accepted by most major universities and provides a sound basis for progression to a range of HE courses, e.g. HNC in Travel, HND in Hospitality, Travel and Tourism Management, Foundation Degree in Management and Tourism, BA in Management and Tourism.

It includes jobs in airlines and hotels, with tour operators and travel agents or involving tourist attractions, conferences and events, hospitality and entertainment.

Career pathways include Hotel Manager, Tour Manager, Tour Guide, Tourist Information Advisors, Cabin Crew for Airlines, Airport Check-in Operators, Tourist Information Advisors and Destination Marketing Assistants for Tourist Boards.

Careers it can lead into

This type of work can offer exciting careers to those who like meeting people, want more than a routine job and are interested in travel.

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