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BTEC Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma

Travel and Tourism

What is Travel and Tourism?

BTEC Travel and Tourism is a qualification that is highly valued by the travel industry because of the knowledge and skills gained during the two-year course. It tells potential employers that you have well-developed research skills, excellent time management skills, that you are able to work in a team to achieve set goals, meet deadlines and that you have the necessary ‘people’ skills to manage others effectively.

You will be encouraged to develop a range of skills required for a managerial career in the future through a range of varied and interesting projects, tailored to match your interests and ambitions.

You will also have the opportunity to complete a relevant work experience placement, to help you plan your career path and use your newly acquired skills in an industry setting. A variety of trips will also be organised for you to see the industry in action.

What Will You Study?

You will begin by learning about the world of Travel and Tourism and the breadth of opportunity within the industry. You will then complete a range of diverse units that include investigating destinations both at home and abroad, types of tourism such as cruising or other forms of specialist tourism, customer service skills and understanding the requirements for employment in many different aspects of the industry.

What Next?

As well as careers as Cabin Crew and Holiday Reps, Travel and Tourism can lead to a wide range of other careers in the areas of event & hospitality management, wedding planning, travel agencies, public relations, travel journalism and tourism marketing.

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a 4 in English Language or Maths.

Course Type:

BTEC Extended Certificate,  Diploma and Extended Diploma.

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Business Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, English, Law and Geography.

Did you know?

All the money thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain each day (about 3000 euros) is collected each night and donated to charity.


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