Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate – Travel and Tourism
What’s it about?
This course would be of particular interest to students who wish to work in any travel-based industry such as tour operations, hotels or the airline industry.
GCSE English grade 4 or above.
Mrs. S. Osborne – Director of Teaching and Learning
The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form
This course is equivalent to one A Level and consists of four units to be studied over the duration of two years. During this time students will complete the following:
Two external mandatory units:
Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism: Learners will gain skills which are specific to the course as a whole. In this unit learners will explore all aspects of the industry, its key components and its scale.
Unit 2: Global Destinations: In this unit learners will investigate the features and appeal of global destinations. Learners will prepare travel itineraries and recommend suitable destinations for customers.
One internal mandatory synoptic unit:
Unit 3: Managing the Customer Experience: In this unit learners will explore and apply ways of managing external and internal customer experience to support organisational success and develop their customer service skills.
In addition you will study one internal optional unit from the following:
11: Specialist Tourism
15: Visitor Attractions
17: Passenger Transport
18: Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
19: Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
You could apply and work in any travel, tourism or customer service industry.
When you have completed Level 3 you could use your qualification to further your study at university.