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Travel & Tourism - National Extended Diploma

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BTEC National Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

This course is for those wishing to progress directly to employment in the travel and tourism industry or to Further or Higher Education courses in this field.

It is a two year, full time course equivalent to three A Levels.

What does the course involve?

The course consists of thirteen units. The final choice of units is still under discussion and this page will be updated when they have been confirmed.

Four units are assessed externally and are likey to include:

  • The World of Travel and Tourism.
  • Global Destinations.
  • The UK as a Tourist Destination.
  • Business Operations in Travel and Tourism.

Nine units are assessed internally and are likely to include:

  • Managing the Customer Experience.
  • Travel and Tourism Enterprises.
  • Researching Current Issues in Travel and Tourism.
  • The Airport Experience.
  • Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism.
  • Visitor Attractions.
  • Working Overseas.
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions.
  • Work Experience in Travel and Tourism.


A variety of trips and visits will be organised, some of which will be compulsory. These include:

  • Theme park.
  • Local Tourism Visits.
  • Bristol Zoo.
  • Big Pit.
  • PGL.
  • Blackpool.
  • A short haul destination - London or Europe.
  • A long haul trip - New York.

What can you do after the course?

This course is primarily aimed at those wishing to pursue a career in travel and tourism. A wide range of degree courses are available including travel and tourism, tourism management and business management.

Want to know more?

The Choose BTEC leaflet provides more information about BTECs in general and the Case Study tells you about the Travel & Tourism courses.

You can download them here.

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BTEC Travel & Tourism Case Study

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