Level 3 in Travel & Tourism

Level 3 in Travel & Tourism

Course Information

Cambridge Campus, 05/09/2022
Level: 3
Start Date: 05/09/2022
Location: Cambridge Campus
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Type: Full Time
Code: MD1BCTT1

Travel and Tourism is an exciting industry that offers a mix of practical and theory learning that can be aligned with your own experiences and supported through personal investigation. This two-year BTEC course covers a range of units exploring the full breadth of the industry within the UK and globally. Compulsory day trips and residential opportunities offer additional learning outside of the classroom, developing your real-life experiences.

This course is suitable for learners aged 16 and over, who are keen to pursue a career in the travel and tourism sector.

About the Course

The course is designed as a 2 year full time qualification and is suitable for learners who have a keen interest in all aspects of travel and tourism and:

• enjoy practical situations

• want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation

• are interested in developing an understanding of travel organisations, the markets they serve and how to deal with customers effectively

• want to study a course that is active and enjoyable

• wish to move on to a related career or Higher Education course.

During the course you will study a variety of units these could include:

The World of Travel and Tourism

Global Destinations

Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism Enterprises

Events, Conferences and Exhibitions

Work Experience in Travel and Tourism

*Please note – units are subject to change*

Compulsory residential activities to develop team work and practical skills are an integral part of the course. There is an additional cost of £300 to cover these trips as well as covering costs of day trips or residential and guest speakers. This charge is to be paid at enrolment and is non-refundable. The Learner Support Fund is available and could help assist in paying towards these fees.


The qualification accumulates UCAS points and would support learners wishing to progress into higher education and onto a variety of courses e.g. undergraduate, Higher National Certificate and Higher Apprenticeship. A range of career opportunities would also be appropriate from events management, air cabin crew, and tour operations to working within the hotel industry, transport providers and promotion of destinations and attractions.

Entry Requirements

You will need one of the following qualifications - Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C), including English or Maths, OR - A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism/NVQ2 Intermediate with portfolio of evidence and GCSE English or Maths (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above. You should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in travel and tourism, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. All applicants are subject to interview.


Assessment is varied on the course, some units are assessed externally whilst others are assessed internally via coursework. Alongside your main programme of study, you will also gain a qualifications in: • Introduction to Air Cabin Crew Those learners 19+ at the time of starting additional courses a registration fee will be charged. Completion of these qualifications will increase your chances of being offered an interview with employers in the industry. During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities.

How to Apply

You can apply through our online application, just click on Apply.

Students who attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through the CAP application system, MyChoice@16, your school will be able to help you with this.

If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448 or .

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a Welcome Event and for a guidance discussion. Through the Welcome Event you will get the chance to learn more about college and your course. When you have your conditional offer, you will be invited and required to attend new student Taster Days during the summer before the start of your course. Take control of your future and enrol on a course with CRC. Whether you've just finished your GCSEs or A Levels, already working or unemployed we can help you succeed.

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