Travel and Tourism BTEC National  (level 3) Extended Certificate

Travel and Tourism BTEC National (level 3) Extended Certificate

What do you think about a sixth airport for London? Would you holiday in the Antarctic? How about working in the world's largest industry? What damage are tourists doing in remote areas like Nepal? Using discussion, research, videos and visits you will explore the technological and socio-economic reasons for the continuing growth of Travel and Tourism, both in the UK and overseas. You will study units focussing on the organisations that make up the Travel and Tourism industries, Customer Service (which involves a practical assessment), Global Destinations and Specialist Tourism. There is also the potential to undertake a work placement within the industry as well as study some of the evolving tourism destinations and many current issues currently impacting on the industry. The course has been planned so that students will cover the units required for achieving the certificate level at the end of the first year. This is an exciting, eye opening course that can lead to endless opportunities, literally all over the world!

Additional
Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.
Assessment
There will be a combination of assessed projects and assignments in the form of observed practical tasks, reports, presentations and activities. Each unit of study is awarded points, which are then translated into an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*, equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance.
Progression
Past students are now working for airlines, travel agents, tour operators and cruise operators in marketing, sales, and customer service roles. Others have gone on to degree courses in areas such as International Tourism Management, Destination Management, Events Management, Eco-tourism, Adventure Tourism, Tourism Development, Tourism with Languages. Students also enter other non-related degree programmes such as Law, English, Business Studies