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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (QCF)

Course Code: C3645
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 09 Sep 19
End Date: 06 Jun 20

This two-year course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills that are required to work in the travel and tourism industry. This course is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.  The course will include visits to tourist attractions and destinations and will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry.  Students will engage with a variety of travel and tourism organisations and will explore different job opportunities.

The programme consists of 12 specialist units that are industry focused and will enable students to prepare for a career in travel and tourism.  The units may change from year to year and would typically include for example:

• Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
• European Destination
• Retail Travel Operations
• Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
• Working as a Holiday Representative
• Specialist Tourism
• Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services

This programme of study is likely to include additional enrichment activities/module(s) which are included to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Travel and tourism is a dynamic and exciting growth industry that offers many adventurous and rewarding job opportunities.  This course will provide students with valuable experience and the skills that are essential to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry. Successful students could progress to higher level programmes at colleges and universities across the UK.   Applicants should note that Universities and Colleges set their own entry criteria which could change from year to year. 

The travel and tourism industry offers jobs with airlines, airports, cruise lines, tour operators, tourist attractions and accommodation providers.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which can be found here. You will need to have at least four GCSEs grades C or above to include GCSE grade C in English (or equivalent qualifications).  

You will be invited to a pre-entry guidance session at which specific advice will be given, more details on this process can be found in the step by step guide to making an application.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Students will visit different attractions as part of the course at an additional cost of approximately £20.00.

Contact Information

Course Co-ordinator Eimear Lenaghan

School Administrator Tel: 028 9026 5021 or Email: [email protected]