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Level 3 Extended Diploma Travel and Tourism - Year 1

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Course Description

Travel and tourism is an exciting, challenging and vibrant industry, and accounts for over 200 million jobs worldwide. It is a multi-billion pound business and is the fastest growing sector in the world, accounting for 1 in 10 jobs in the UK alone.

This course covers 9 units in each year and is designed for those interested in a career in the travel and tourism sector. The Level 3 Diploma gives the students a solid foundation in various aspects of the industry to enable them to go into employment or continue their studies in higher education.


Level 3 National Exctended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Entry Requirements

In order to begin this course students are required to achieve 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English and Mathematics. BTEC Level 2 qualifications, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2 qualifications are also accepted.


This course is taught by a mix of classroom teaching, practical group sessions and projects to demonstrate understanding of key travel and tourism principles.

Topics on this course include:

  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Visitor attractions
  • The travel and tourism industry
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • Overseas resort representative
  • Entertainment for holiday makers
  • Retail and business travel
  • The cruise industry
  • UK, European and long-haul travel destinations
  • Events in the hospitality industry
  • Work experience (Level 3)

Work Experience

Level 3 students are given the unique opportunity to attend the Thomas Cook Cabin Training Centre at Manchester Airport as part of their course. Other day trips are organised during the year, with previous tourism areas visited including York, Blackpool and the Yorkshire Dales.


Upon completion of this course, students have the option to progress onto higher education or undertake a range of professions including: Event’s organiser, hospitality, marketing, customer service, overseas resort rep, tour and cruise operators and airport and airline personnel.

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