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Travel and Tourism

travel and Tourism

Travel & Tourism


Specification: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate


Qualification type: BTEC qualification, equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades)

English 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 at the end of Year 12 and will have the opportunity to re-sit in Year 13.

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