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Travel and Tourism

 Travel and Tourism 2


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate


Qualification type:

BTEC qualification, equivalent to A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

4 in English


Subject description:

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


Units studied:

Unit 1 - The World of Travel and Tourism (Year 12)

Unit 3 - Principles of marketing in Travel and Tourism (Year 12)

Unit 2 - Global Destinations (Year 13)

Unit 9 - Visitor Attractions (Year 13)


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.

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 9 - 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.