This course is for those who are interested in tourism and might wish to work in the industry in the future. During the course, students study a variety of work-related themes and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry, its size, development and importance to a country’s economy. This includes why customers are the most important part of the industry, and the standards of service they should expect, as well as the many different forms of tourism including ecotourism, adventure tourism and cultural tourism. As you would expect, there will be a lot of discussion and group work, and the chance to go on tourism-related visits during the course. Students are given the chance to visit Europe as part of their studies. There will also be the opportunity for students to go on work experience in a travel and tourism-related setting, to find out how travel and tourism businesses operate in the real world.
What are the entry requirements?
To study BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism at this level you must have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or better, or Merit or better in relevant Level 2 vocational qualifications and you should meet the general entry requirements.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Upon completion of this course, many students go on to tourism-related degrees, others move directly into employment.
This course is equivalent to one A Level.
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