BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.


Applicants must have at least 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 and above including English Language and Mathematics. 


The course is designed to provide highly specialised, work-related qualifications in the travel and tourism sectors. They give students the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment and progression opportunities to higher education and professional development programmes within relevant areas of study within universities and other institutions. The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE AS Level. It comprises of three mandatory units.


Unit 1 – The World of Travel and Tourism

This unit enables students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector and the industries that operate within it. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of how the sector has developed over the last 50 years, what it is today and how it is being affected by current trends and factors.

Unit 2 – Global Destinations

Students investigate and analyse information regarding the features and appeal of global destinations, travel planning, and the factors and trends affecting the changing popularity of global destinations.

Unit 3 – Principles of Marketing and Tourism

Students focus on how to develop a successful marketing plan for use by travel and tourism organisations to attract and engage customers.


Assessment is mainly through coursework assignments and projects, some of which will involve industry related visits.

The BTEC Level 3 Certificate is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level, at merit and distinction whilst a pass is the equivalent of one GCE AS Level.


The course will prepare students for a wide variety of unusual careers within the travel and tourism sector. There are great opportunities to progress to foundation degree or degree studies once you have successfully completed the course.


Contact Mrs Kent directly for more information on this course.

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