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

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Course Code: FE0342-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: At least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths Qualification: BTEC Extended Certificate and National Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Why this course?

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This course will inspire and enthuse you to pursue a career in the sector, whether with a travel agency, tour operator, visitor attraction or airline. You will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the skills needed to progress to employment or university.

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

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

Did you know?

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s latest Economic Impact Report (EIR) reveals the Travel & Tourism sector in the UK is expected to create nearly 700,000 new jobs over the next decade*

*World Travel & Tourism Council, 2022

Start dates

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Entry requirements

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

If you do not have these grades, you could start at Level 2 or, if you do not qualify for that, start at the Level 1 introductory course in Business, Travel and Tourism. Get in touch with us if you need help deciding which level is right for you.

Entry requirements

Course content

  • The travel and tourism sector
  • European destinations
  • Retail travel
  • Events, conferences and exhibitions

Why this course?

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.

  • Assessment
    • Exams
    • Written work
    • Role-plays

What's next?

On successful completion of Year 1, you can achieve the Certificate. This means you can progress to Year 2 to the Diploma course.

If you have successfully completed the Level 3 Diploma, you can apply to university, or you can seek employment



Future careers include:

  • Travel agent
  • Tour operations and visitor attractions
  • Eco-tourism / charity or voluntary industry
  • Cruise or airline industry
  • Travel reps and tour guides
  • Tourism management

Course fees

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.

Additional funding

Level 3 Entitlement

This course is free if you meet the following criteria:

  •  You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status. 


  • If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. 

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here



Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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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.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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