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Travel & Tourism BTEC

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade 4 GCSE in English, Maths and a minimum Merit in Travel & Tourism at Level 2

Who is it for?

This course is for students who have an interest in the Travel & Tourism industry such as working in the retail travel environment, tour operations, cabin crew or visitor attractions. The course is also a stepping stone if students want to access higher education to be able to study Tourism Operations Management, Events or Marketing Management.

Course Structures BTEC

National Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism The following 4 units will be studied:

  • Unit 1 – The World of Travel & Tourism – Mandatory unit and written exam
  • Unit 2 – Global Destinations – Mandatory and Externally assessed unit
  • Unit 3 – Managing the Customer Experience – Mandatory unit and coursework
  • Unit 8 – The Airport Experience – Optional and coursework


There is a mixture of external written exams, externally set tasks by the exam board. The subject staff will also set internally pieces of coursework that will sampled by the exam board.

University Pathways

This course will provide routes to undergraduate courses at universities, such as: Tourism Management, Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management. You also have the option to combine degrees such as Marketing, Human Resources, Long Haul Destinations.

Career Opportunities

Flight Attendant, Tour Operator/Guide, Travel Agent, Travel Marketer, Tourism and Marketing Manager, Hospitality Manager, Travel Sales Consultant, Tourist Information Centre Manager.