Travel and Tourism (BTEC) Level 3 Extended Certificate


Examination Board: Edexcel


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Travel and Tourism


Why take this subject?


Previous experience of Travel and Tourism is not needed to take this subject. The most important thing you need in order to take a vocational qualification in Travel and Tourism  is a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively, whilst sticking to deadlines.


Who should take the course?  


This course is suitable for students who wish to continue in full time education and gain a qualification in the field of Travel and Tourism. The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £209 billion, and the sector employs around 4 million people. This course provides vocational study within the tourism sector and is recognised by employees in these fields. It also provides opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in both academic and working life.


What is the course about?


There are 4 units to cover.


Unit               Unit Title                                               

Unit 1            The World of Travel and Tourism                           

Unit 2            Global Destinations              

Unit 3            Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism                                  

Unit 9            Visitor Attractions                           


How is it assessed?


The assessment is a mixture of  set coursework assignments/ controlled assessment in the form of tasks set and marked by the board and Units 1 and 2 are assessed by an externally set exam paper. The work is graded, pass, merit or distinction and it is the combination of the marks for all the units taken that will determine the overall grade.


All BTEC equivalences carry the same amount of UCAS points as A levels.