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Travel and Tourism Level 3

Course Overview

This Travel and Tourism Level 3 study programme gives you a detailed introduction to the travel and tourism industry, with the option of more specialised industry units in the second year. You will study a range of units including The World of Travel and Tourism, Global Destinations and Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism. You will study in a variety of ways including presentations, group work and role-plays, and field and residential trips. There will be external assessments and internal assessments through exams, coursework, presentations and role-plays.

What topics are covered?

The Diploma course consists of a variety of units, including:

  • The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Global Destinations
  • Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism
  • Travel and tourism Enterprises Visitor Attractions
  • Working Overseas


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 who are just starting (out on their) vocational learning.

What are the entry requirements?

Four full GCSEs at C/4 or above, including maths and English language, or the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Travel and Tourism at merit level.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

PowerPoint presentations, group work, role-plays, field and residential trips, independent research, guest speakers and teacher-led sessions.

What hours will I be in college?

Full-time courses run for an average of 15 hours per week. Additionally, you will be expected to study and complete course work and assignments.

How will I be assessed?

External exam, external assignment, coursework/assignments, presentations and role-plays

What can I do after this course?

Entry into the tourism industry in a number of sectors, including retail travel agents, tour operating, overseas ‘Repping’, working at an airport and many more.


Students who have achieved the diploma may progress to higher education where there are many excellent travel and tourism courses to equip you for fast track management programmes with some of the larger travel and tourism suppliers, or for working overseas in a developmental capacity.

Are there any additional costs?

There may be additional costs for trips.

What funding is available?

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover your tuition fees.

For other funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Media, Production and Service Industries

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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