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Travel & Tourism - National Extended Certificate

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism

This course is for those wishing to learn about the Travel & Tourism industry as part of a balanced programme of A Level and/or BTEC study.

It is a two year programme equivalent to one A Level.

What does the course involve?

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

Two units are assessed externally and are likely to include:

  • The World of Travel and Tourism.
  • Global Destinations.

Two units are assessed internally and are likely to include:

  • Managing the Customer Experience.
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions.


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?

The skills gained during this course will help to prepare you for Further or Higher Education. It will be particularly relevant for progression to travel, business or management related degrees.

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.

Choose BTEC

BTEC Travel & Tourism Case Study

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