Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Subject Area: Travel & Tourism

Course Overview

Students complete units which include: Investigating Travel and Tourism, Customer Service in the Travel and Tourism Industry, Tour Operations, and The Marketing of Travel and Tourism. A wide range of internal assessment methods are used such as; written assignments, presentations, interviews and assessments using interactive technologies. You will have a personal tutor who will support you in setting personal and academic targets to work towards your career aims and goals. 

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE maths or both will need to study a maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: STT43F1

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language or achieved a Level 2 Travel & Tourism/relevant vocational qualification at a Merit grade or above including GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4), interview and suitable reference. If you achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language you can enrol on a one year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

Course Highlights

You will have the opportunity to learn both in and out of the classroom.

Students benefit from one week work experience where they complete a project related to the tourism industry.  Students Personal, Social and Employability skills are further developed through a comprehensive range of guest speakers and enrichment which provides a valuable insight into the industry and how it operates.  Trips are also available on the course, with students last year visiting Suffolk Yurt Holidays, Cambridge with chauffeured punting, Colechester Zoo, Thetford Forest and an overseas visit to Lanzarote, The World Travel Market and a cruise ship visit on the Black Watch.

Next Steps

Upon successful completion of this study programme you could choose to go into part or full time employment within either the public or private sector. Alternatively, if you wish to remain in education you could progress onto an Apprenticeship. Some students have completed the Extended Diploma and progressed on to Higher Education and relevant degree programs.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ please visit our website www.suffolk.ac.uk. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

£90 for trips in year 1 and £300 approx for overseas trip in year 2. Students are also encouraged to purchase two textbooks to support their studies each costs between £20-£25 (accurate at time of print). 

​Olivia Gosney - Level 3 Travel and Tourism

“We were challenged with the task of choosing a location to visit, booking flights and transfers, and arranging accommodation.

“We chose Paphos in Cyprus and it was an excellent trip. I really enjoyed working with my classmates to arrange the itinerary.”