The Tourism Industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. In the UK alone there are over 2.5 million people employed in either a leisure/tourism based organisation. The industry is vital to the UKs economic recovery as it provides jobs and brings visitors to the UK.
BTEC National level 3 in Tourism (Certificate in the first year and then Subsidiary Diploma in the second year) is a highly respected and specialised work-related qualification recognised and applauded by the Tourism industry. It is the equivalent of 1 A level over the two years and is totally project / coursework based. The qualification starts with an introduction to the Tourism Industry and the organisations within it and progresses to a study of the UK as a Tourist destination. Students will participate in a work experience placement that will allow them to develop the skills and experience to support their applications to University, Apprenticeships and Employment. The practical nature of the course means students will develop presentation, communication, problem solving and team working skills that are essential in the world of work today.
The subject is aimed at students who are considering working in the Tourism Industry or students who have a love of travel and finding out more about the Tourism industry. Students must enjoy the demands a totally project / coursework based subject and have the ability and drive to meet deadlines.
Our results speak for themselves and over 80% of student who left last year secured either a Distinction * or a Distinction equivalent.
Students go on to study at degree or HND level or many pursue an Apprenticeship or job with the Tourism Industry. Jobs include Tourism Development Officers abroad, Teaching Travel and Tourism, Working in Airports and Aviation roles.
What our students say....."The Travel & Tourism course is challenging but extremely enjoyable and you get so much support from the tutors. As well as class studies, I was lucky enough to go on a department trip to New York which helped me put the theory I had learnt into practice and also experience another culture." (Daniel Bacon)
For the BTEC National Level 3 exam specification visit www.edexcel.com