BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

What will I Study?

The BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism provides a wide and in-depth exploration of the industry, enabling you to successfully embark upon your career or further study in travel and tourism whilst incorporating a vocational-relevant opportunity partnering with the Hilton Metropole for successful candidates. It is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in the travel and tourism industry and students will gain experience in areas such as planning visits, events, delivering customer service and geographical knowledge. The travel and tourism industry is very dynamic and the course allows students to research the wide variety of employment opportunities available and the wide range of sectors including hospitality, overseas operations and the cruise sector.

Core Units:

  • Investigating Travel and Tourism The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • The UK as a Destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Specialist Units:

  • Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
  • Preparing for Employment in the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • European Travel Destinations
  • Long Haul Travel Destinations
  • Investigating the Cruise Sector
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Passenger Transport Operations
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Holiday Representatives
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • The appeal and Importance of UK Visitor Attractions
  • Hospitality Operations in Travel and Tourism
  • Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Residential Study Visit
  • Handling Air Passengers

How will I be assessed?

All assessment is internally assessed by a teacher through a portfolio of work produced by the student for each unit that they study. The method of assessment will be varied according to the nature of the qualification being studied and will range from formal assignments being written to delivering a presentation or being observed. There are NO exams.

What coursework will I need to do?

You will complete coursework for all units. The coursework consists of assignments, and there are usually between one and four assignments per unit. Each completed unit will award the student with a number of ‘points’, and these points will accumulate over the course of the qualification to achieve an overall grade worth the equivalent of three traditional A Levels.

In Addition

Numerous visits will take place each year in order to reinforce learning. In recent academic years, these have included taking students to a range of attractions and locations either nationally or within the region in order to support evidence for a variety of units.