Travel and Tourism | BTEC Extended Certificate and National Diploma | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0089-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Central Brighton Campus Qualification: BTEC Extended Certificate and National Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Why this course?

There are many exciting careers in the fast-growing travel and tourism industry — whether in holiday resorts and tourist attractions, or travel agents, hotels or airlines.

If you want to work with people or to experience new cultures, our expert lecturers will equip you with the skills required, such as practical teamwork, customer service and problem solving.

Supported by our team of industry professionals, you will learn through a mix of group and individual tasks, presentations, trips and visits from employers. 

  • Forge strong ties with industry and visits from employers 
  • Industry-experienced teaching staff 
  • Trips and visits 
  • Work experience opportunities

Start dates

September 2022 Apply

Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs grade 4 (C) or above, including English and maths.

If you do not have these grades, you can start on Level 1 Get Started or one of our Level 2 courses.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • Travel and tourism destinations
  • Travel and tourism business environments
  • Customer service, retail and marketing

Why the MET?

This course provides expert job preparation with excellent work experience opportunities.

You will be taught by staff with many years of experience in the industry including cabin crew, resort reps and airport check-in, with additional guest speakers who share their industry knowledge with students.

The department has fantastic links with some of the largest travel companies in the world, including British Airways, First Choice Holidays and Virgin Atlantic.

A programme of trips, excursions and residentials are organised throughout the year.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

  • Assessment
    • Exams
    • Written work
    • Role-plays

What's next?

On successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma, you can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

You will be ready for a career in travel and tourism or, if you have successfully completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma, prepared for your move into Higher Education.

Future careers

Future careers include:

  • Travel agent
  • Tour operations and visitor attractions
  • Cruise or airline industry
  • Travel reps and tour guides
  • Tourism management

Course costs

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here. Please speak to our Admissions team if you have any further queries: | 01273 667704

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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