Travel & Tourism

At a glance

Course title                      Travel and Tourism

Level                                 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Exam board                     Pearson (

Why study Travel and Tourism?

Travel and Tourism is one of the biggest industries in the world and provides a wealth of employment opportunities around the globe. This course is for those interested in studying travel and tourism and considering employment in an exciting and constantly growing sector. The course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to help you find employment in the travel and tourism sector or to give you entry to a wide range of university courses. The course is structured into units which include customer service skills, destination geography, knowledge of working with children within a holiday environment and business skills.

Course content

The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing, and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people.

This course will allow you to develop a broad understanding of working environments in the travel and tourism industry. You will also develop communication, presentation and employability skills and learn to identify, select, collect and collate evidence using a variety of resources and range of techniques, including statistical data.

Topics include:

  • The travel and tourism industry
  • Customer service
  • Travel destinations
  • Event management
  • Tourism development
  • Cultural tourism