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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

You will need to meet the level 3 BTEC entry requirements.

Course Introduction:

This course will give you the foundation for a career in the travel industry. You will study a variety of destinations both in the UK and worldwide and gain skills in customer service and applying for a job in the industry. The course provides an excellent grounding for either further study or direct entry into employment within the industry.

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Travel and Tourism Transition Pack – We have created a transition pack to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and help you prepare for September.

Course Modules:

You will have a mixture of classroom-based lessons, group work, practical sessions, group and individual sessions and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant Travel & Tourism theory, which you will then apply to the written assignment or the practical session that you are being assessed in. The course gives you the opportunity to focus upon specific areas that interest you.

Students study the following six units over two years:

  • Investigating Travel & Tourism
  • The Business of Travel & Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Preparing for Employment in Travel & Tourism


The course is coursework based with some practical assessment as part of some units. In addition to gaining travel industry knowledge you will have the chance to develop your organisational skills as well as the ability to work to deadlines, and learn to work as part of a team. You will also have lots of opportunities to develop the research, team working and presentation skills valued by universities and industry.

Career Opportunities:

Many of our students decide to progress to university to study tourism or related degrees. Others are currently working as:

  • Travel Agents
  • Cruise Ship Entertainers
  • Children’s Representatives
  • Hotel HR Managers
  • Cabin Crew
  • Training Managers for tour operators
  • Teachers