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Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate


Qualification type:

BTEC qualification, equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

English Language 4


Subject description:

This course offers an alternative style of learning to other subjects offered in Sixth Form.  It will teach about the travel and tourism industry.


Units studied:

Unit 1 - The world of Travel & Tourism

Unit 2 - Global Destinations

Unit 3 - Managing the Customer Experience

Unit 18 - Events, Conferences and Exhibitions


How the course is assessed:

Students must complete all four units over the two years of study. This qualification includes a range of assessment types and styles,  which is the main difference from A Level courses. There will be two external assessments and two internal assessments.


External Assessments:

Unit 1 - 90 min exam with 75 marks available.  Students will sit the exam in January of Year 12 and will have the opportunity to re-sit in the summer term.


Unit 2 - A task and case study set by the exam board. The assessment will take up to three hours of lesson time to complete and be submitted using a computer.


Internal Assessments:

Units 3 and 18 - Assignments will be carried out in school and assessed by teaching staff.


The course  is graded using  the Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* system.


Post-18 opportunities:

The course gives students access to a range of careers in the service sector and opportunities for higher education. UCAS tariff points are equivalent to A Level grades.


Teacher responsible:   Mrs S Berrisford.