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Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism | Brooklands College

Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

The BTEC level 3 courses offer specialist qualifications that focus on particular aspects of employment within the Travel industry.

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Subject Area: Aviation, Travel & Tourism
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge

About this course

You will learn through both theory and practical classes in our dedicated tourism room. Completing projects, role plays, case studies and work experience to build up a portfolio of evidence whilst gaining professional skills. Tourism students are also college ambassadors, creating a first impression and looking after our customers at open events. This will develop your customer service and team work skills which are needed to have a successful start in industry.

You will also have the opportunity to experience the industry first hand, putting into practice what you have learned in the classroom during assessments on our fantastic day trips and overseas visits.


Where will I be studying?

Course Details

What modules are covered?

Year 1: Diploma

  • Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Promotions and Sales In Travel and Tourism
  • Overseas Representatives
  • Planning and Delivering Guided Tours
  • Farm and Rural Tourism in the UK
  • Work Placement in Travel and Tourism
  • Investigating the Cruise Industry
  • Special Interest Holidays and Independent Travel

Additional qualification in year 1:

  • ABC E3 Spanish, reading & writing

Year 2: Extended Diploma

  • Developing an Entertainment Programme in Travel & Tourism
  • Conferences and Events
  • Worldwide Adventure Tourism
  • Developing People in Travel and Tourism
  • Tourism in the UK Development of Tour Operators Products and Services
  • Principles of Marketing for Travel and Tourism

Additional qualification in year 2:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Cabin Crew

You will also participate in GCSE or Functional Skills re-sit for English and/or Maths if you achieved lower than a 4 in your GCSE exams.

How long does it last?

Each year of the course is 1 year.

Who is the course suitable for?

The Level 3 course is a two year course and designed for those who have a keen interest in the Travel and Tourism Sector.

How is the course assessed?

All the units will be continually assessed by assignments or on-line tests and will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will also be assessed during your 1 week work placement and on any residential/day trips as part of your course.

Are there any extra costs?

You will be required to pay £130 for visits. You will also be required to purchase a cabin crew uniform. There are two optional residential trips (UK & Overseas). Your tutor will provide details of these at the start of the course.

Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, ideally including English and Maths, or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification with excellent attendance to all areas of study.


Next Steps

Successful completion of this course can lead to employment within the Travel & Tourism industry.

Examples and approximate starting salaries of job roles that students on this course may go into include: Travel Agent £13,000, Cabin Crew £15,000, Cruise Call Centre £18,000.

Start dates

Reference Campus Start
TT02008/232301 Weybridge 04/09/2023
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Emma & Nicole Travel & Tourism

Former students Emma and Nicole both studied Level 3 Travel & Tourism at Brooklands College. They are now proud to work at Heathrow Airport for Virgin Atlantic.   Read more

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