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  • BTEC National Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism

    BTEC National Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism


This qualification will provide students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the one of the most important sectors of the economy – Travel and Tourism.

In the first unit you will research and investigate the range of products and services to many different types of customers. In unit two the focus is on global destinations – where and why tourism take place. In Unit 3 you will see that a successful tourist business must have a strategy for understanding its customers and targeting them with a profitable offer. In the final unit, you will be research real visitor attractions to identify their domestic and overseas visitors and be able to understand that they are a major source of revenue for the travel and tourism industry as well as for the UK and the global economy.

Throughout the course they will be involved in actively investigating and researching the sector and applying their knowledge to real businesses and tourism destinations.

As well as gaining insights into the industry students will gain valuable key skills such as:

  • literacy and numeracy
  • digital literacy
  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • planning and organisation.

This course differs and is a more flexible qualification than A Levels due to some assessments being coursework and external examinations sat in both year 12 & 13.

Course Composition

Students will study the following units:

  1. The World of Travel and Tourism (Externally assessed)
  2. Global Destination (Externally assessed)
  3. Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism (Internally assessed)
  4. Visitor Attractions (Internally assessed)