Travel and Tourism | BTEC Subsidiary and Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism | Level 3
Why this course?
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.
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, IT, Travel and Tourism. Get in touch with us if you need help deciding which Level is right for you.
- The travel and tourism sector
- European destinations
- Retail travel
- Events, conferences and exhibitions
Why the MET?
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.
On successful completion of the Subsidiary Diploma, you can progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma.
If you have successfully completed the Level 3 Extended Diploma, you can apply to university, or you can seek employment
Future careers include:
- Travel agents
- Tour operations
- Cruise liners
- Airline industry
- Visitor attractions
- Travel reps
- Tour guides
- Sports tourism
- Tourism planning and accommodation management
UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.
More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.