BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (1 A Level equivalent)

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
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What will you be working towards?

Code TRA/3C1/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Are you interested in tourism, new cultures and helping people to enjoy their leisure time? Travel and Tourism is a rapidly growing industry offering many career options and the chance to work with people of all ages and backgrounds.


The topics you study will help you to develop an in-depth understanding of global destinations, and the opportunities on offer in this rapidly growing industry. Topics you will study include:

Year 1

• Understanding the world of Travel and Tourism

• The Principals of Marketing

Year 2

• Global Destinations

• Events, Conferences and Exhibitions

• Visitor Attractions

You’ll enjoy learning through a variety of experiences including group work, independent research, case studies, role plays, report writing, presentations and examination preparation.

A range of trips and experiences are also available such as to Blackpool, Dublin and Flamingo Land. To enhance your future employment prospects, you will have the chance to study additional qualifications such as Air Cabin Crew, Resort Representatives and Events Planning.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is through a combination of coursework and graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. In the first year you will complete one examined unit and one internally examined unit. In Year 2 you will complete a task set and marked by the awarding body, and one internally set assignment.

Entry requirements

General entry criteria applies.  This is available on our website.

Your next steps...

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world and our students often pursue it at university or enter related employment.

Our graduates have progressed to a hugely diverse range of opportunities within Tourism Management, Events and Hospitality and Air Cabin Crew within a range of leading travel companies.