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Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form

Travel and Tourism Extended Diploma (L3)


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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Entry Requirements

Standard BTEC entry requirement.

Course Overview

This Level 3 is equivalent to 3 A Levels and allows you to study the industry in depth. You will learn about global destinations, current industry issues, and business and marketing.  The travel and tourism  industry is an ever growing industry providing at least 4 million jobs within the UK in 2021, in a variety of areas including tour operations, airlines, visitor attractions and travel agents as well as strategic authorities dealing with travel to the UK. This exciting course enables you to develop transferable skills such as teamwork and communication. As it is one of the world's largest industries there are numerous opportunities for overseas employment. 

Some of the content you will study with this course are:

  • Worldwide Travel and Tourism
  • Promotion and sales in Travel and Tourism
  • Overseas representatives
  • Planning and delivering guided tours
  • Conferences and Events
  • Development of tour operators’ products and services
  • Package Holidays
  • Ancillary sales and services
  • Legislation in Travel and Tourism
  • Respond to emergency and problem situations in tourism destinations
  • Developing Entertainment
  • Investigating Cruise Industry

Assessment Methods

A variety of methods are used to assess your progress including examination, individual and group presentations, case studies, assignments, projects, work based assignments, developing learning resources, and display work. You will achieve a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each module according to how well you cover the learning outcomes specified.

QE6 Extras / Co-Curriculum Opportunities

Helping to plan trips for school for example - Geography A level and KS4. 

Career expertise/experience - links with airport and airlines at London Luton Airport. 


Successful students can progress on to career paths including travel agents, tour operators, hotel receptionists or airline customer services and cabin crew. 

Travel and Tourism can lead to a wide range of other careers in the areas of event & hospitality management, wedding planning, travel agencies, public relations, travel journalism and tourism marketing. Students may also attend university.

University Courses

  • International Tourism Management
  • Events Management
  • Business Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Sport/Outdoor Activities
  • Air Transport Pilots Licence
  • Teaching