TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3 – BTEC Extended Diploma

LEVEL 3 - BTEC Extended Diploma

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the world. This course gives students a lively and varied introduction to the travel industry.

In April 2013 the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport launched Visit Britain’s long term tourism growth strategy for Britain. This ambitious strategy – delivering a Golden legacy: a growth strategy for inbound tourism 2012 – 2020 – aims to attract 40 million international visitors a year, spending £31.3 billion, by 2020. This will generate an estimated 225,000 jobs.

The Greater Manchester strategy for the Visitor economy 2014 – 2020

Manchester Airport will play an important role in the delivery of this vision and as a result, travel students can expect many future employment opportunities.

Career Path

  • Travel Consultant
  • Hotel Receptionist
  • Ground Handling Agent (check-in)
  • Resort Representative
  • Overseas Operations Admin
  • Cabin Crew
  • Higher Education

More than just a course

Our Tutors are all industry specialists and you will learn via, group discussions, role plays, team activities, research and individual study.

The course is made practical wherever possible, particularly in areas such as Work Experience, Preparing for employments and Children’s Representative.  You will produce a portfolio of work that is internally assessed and externally. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work experience in your 2nd year.

Unique Features

All aspects of the travel industry from airlines and airports to travel agents.

  • Preparing for Employment in T&T
  • European Destinations
  • Children’s Representative
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Work Experience in the travel and tourism sector

We also offer you NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Cabin Crew alongside the Extended Diploma to enhance your travel qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Level 3

To study Advanced Vocational qualifications you must have achieved at least 5 GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English or Maths. An interest in the travel and tourism industry, motivation and commitment to the subject, the ability to meet deadlines and excellent communication and ICT skills would also be an advantage.

 “I chose Cheadle College because it had the courses that supported my career plan. The teachers where very helpful and I enjoyed the trips. I would recommend the college as it offers a very friendly learning environment.”
Phoebe – Currently employed as Cabin Crew.

“Never thought I was smart enough for Uni but a degree in Events Management will open the right doors for the career I want and the work placement helped me make the right contacts.  T & T rocks!”
Natalie – Currently at University.