Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism


Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


This course is a two year, full-time, programme that allows, if successful, achievement of the equivalent of 3 A Levels. The course has been designed to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in higher education and/or employment in this globally, economically important sector.

Additional Information

The college also will enhance the learning experience of students throughout the year to gain additional qualifications, engage with Industry Experts and participate in workshops relevant to the industry. _x000D_ _x000D_ Students also will have the opportunity to gain qualifications in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT if required.

Course Content

The knowledge, understanding and skills acquired will aid your progression to higher study as well as preparing you to enter the travel and tourism sector. The course is a vocationally related qualification, which means that you develop your knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work-related context. It will help develop skills essential for the modern-day workplace, including, team working, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

Optional Modules

Specialist Tourism _x000D_ _x000D_ Sustainable Tourism _x000D_ _x000D_ The Airport Experience _x000D_ _x000D_ Visitor Attractions _x000D_ _x000D_ Passenger Transport _x000D_ _x000D_ Events, Conferences and Exhibitions _x000D_ _x000D_ Working Overseas _x000D_ _x000D_ Work Experience in Travel and Tourism _x000D_ _x000D_ The Cruise Industry _x000D_ _x000D_ Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism

Assessment Method

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments: Two externally set, externally moderated exam. Remaining Mandatory and Optional units assessed internally. Coursework will include a number of methods of assessment including written task, worksheets, oral discussions, presentations, practical activities and group work. This qualification allows achievement at pass, merit, distinction or distinction

Progression Opportunities

On completion of this course, students will be eligible to enter into employment in the Travel and Tourism Industry. Alternatively, they may wish to further their studies by progressing onto the Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism with Specialisms offered by SWC in conjunction with Ulster University.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Successful applicants will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if they do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or IT. _x000D_ _x000D_ Places are subject to individual interview due to the nature of this course. All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session. This criterion may increase subject to demand for places.