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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.   


Entry Requirements:

GCSE English grade 4 or above. 




Mrs. S. Osborne – Director of Teaching and Learning 

    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form

    Course Content:

    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. 


    The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form Course List