Level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism


1 year


Rush Green


Sep 2021


Adult 19+


This two-year, full-time study programme is designed to support learners in progressing to Higher Education, employment and higher level apprenticeships within the Leisure, Travel and Tourism sector.

To achieve this qualification, learners will need to compete 13 units in total over two years of which 8 units are mandatory units. Of these, 6 out of 8 units are assessed internally and 2 units are assessed externally.

Mandatory: Units Assessed Externally (Exams)

  • Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 2: Global Destinations

Mandatory: Units Assessed Internally (Coursework)

  • Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 4: Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 5: Travel and Tourism Enterprises
  • Unit 16: Researching Current Travel Trends and Key Issues in Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 17: Managing Accommodation Services
  • Unit 18: The UK as a Tourist Destination

Optional: Units Assessed Internally (Coursework)

  • Unit 9: Visitor Attractions
  • Unit 11: Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Unit 12: Working Overseas (via Erasmus Plus)
  • Unit 13: Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
  • Unit 15: Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. The main two types of assessments are:

1. External Examination (Exams marked by Pearson)

2. Internal Assessment (Assignments marked by tutors)

5 GCSEs A-C or 4 and above including Maths & English

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism will support learners to progress into university, employment or higher level apprenticeships and is equivalent to three A Levels.

Studying Travel & Tourism is not just theory but also practical through a host of entrepreneurial initiatives, young people develop their employability skills enabling them to unlock their talent to develop their business ideas, enhance new-found confidence, and boost their academic attainment.