West Thames College London

Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 3 Diploma

This two-year course is equivalent to 3 A Levels and will give you an in-depth knowledge of the travel and tourism industry, one of the most important contributors to the UK economy and an exciting industry to work in. You will investigate a wide range of topics designed to add to your developing knowledge of the industry and reflect your own career aspirations. You may visit the World Travel Market, take part in British Airways workshops and have work experience opportunities.

Key course features


BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Level: Level 3

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 06 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Advanced students who want a career in the travel and tourism industry.

About the course

You will develop practical skills and essential know-how for the rapidly expanding travel and tourism industry through a combination of lectures, workshops, personal research and assignments. You will develop general and specialist management skills, communication and presentation skills. Core subjects will provide you with a general understanding of the industry, and a large number of specialist units are focused on developing specific skills and knowledge of the industry.

You will study core skills:

  • Management skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Investigating travel and tourism
  • The business of travel and tourism
  • The UK as a destination
  • Customer service.

You will also study specialist units such as:

  • Long haul travel
  • Marketing travel and tourism products and services
  • Hospitality operations in travel and tourism
  • Airfares and ticketing.

This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.

Additional opportunities

You may visit the World Travel Market, take part in British Airways workshops and have work experience opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed via assignments. An overall grade for the qualification is awarded which has UCAS equivalency and is recognised by universities in the UK when establishing their entry requirements for higher education.

Where next?

Employment with a tour operator, travel agent, hotel or hospitality provider. You may wish to continue your studies with an HND or degree programme in Travel and Tourism Management.

Entry requirements
At least 4 GCSE at grades A*-C / grades 9-5 including English language, or a merit or distinction in a relevant subject at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
This course is free for students under 19 years. If you are over 19 you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. 

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


  1. Olena Kolokolova

    BTEC Level 3 Travel & Tourism

    Olena Kolokolova

    "I really enjoyed the course as there are lots of oppotunities for the future; I don't have just one career option but lots of possibilities. I also like the trips, there's always something new to learn. Last year we went on a trip to British Airways where we learnt more about the airline business."


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