EDEXCEL BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism (QCF) - AO
08 Jun 19
This two-year advanced (level 3) 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 and carries UCAS points.
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: Preparing for a Career in Travel and Tourism; Investigating Airline Cabin Crew, Resort Representatives Roles and Responsibilities, The UK Conference and Event Industry, Travel Agency Operations, The Cruise Industry; Customer Service in Travel and Tourism; and Tour Guiding. The course will include visits to tourist attractions and destinations and will allow students 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.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units, which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
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.
On completing this course, you will have gained a Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism. The overall qualification will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* and UCAS points will be calculated from the final grade. 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.
Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at http://www.belfastmet.ac.uk/full-time/entry-criteria-further-education/. You will need to have at least four GCSEs grades C or above to include GCSE grade C in English (or equivalent qualifications). All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.