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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism


Level 3


The two year, full time Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism, combined with the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Hospitality has been designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in both these sectors. South West College has excellent relations with local industry to facilitate this.


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Course Content

The two courses combine a mixture of mandatory and optional units. In Tourism you will study for a combined total of 120 credits and in Hospitality a total of 60 credits. Mandatory units include: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector, The Business of Travel and Tourism, The UK as a Destination, Customer Service in Travel and Tourism, The Hospitality Industry, Principles of Supervising Customer Service Performance in Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism, Providing Customer Service in Hospitality. Optional units include: Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services, Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism, European foods, Events Organisation in Hospitality.

Assessment Method

The course is assessed internally, all units are coursework based and will be assessed by the tourism and hospitality staff of South West College. Coursework assessment methods include written tasks, worksheets, oral discussions, presentations, practical activities and group work.

Progression Opportunities

By achieving both qualifications at the end of year two you can progress to study at a higher level, for example, the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, also offered at South West College. Typical employment opportunities in either sector include working as a Travel Agent, Tourist Information Advisor, member of a Visitor Attraction Team, in Accommodation or Tour Operations, Airline Cabin Crew or within Catering or Entertainment Providers.

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Entry Requirements

Learners need at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Learners who do not possess GCSE English, Maths and IT upon entry will be required to undertake Essential Skills qualifications. Entry is subject to a successful interview

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