Course Name: BTEC International Level 3 Diploma and Subsidiary in Travel and Tourism
Equivalency Size: 2 A levels (Diploma) 1 A level (Subsidiary)
Units: 9 Units in total for Diploma, 4 for Subsidiary. Including: Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations, Marketing Travel and Tourism, Customer Service and The Travel and Tourism Industry (Plus an addition 4 for units for the Diploma)
Is this course for me and the methods of assessment?
The course is assessed by using pass, merit and distinction criteria, these all carry points. For those going to university, the points are then converted into UCAS points, or converted into TWO A level equivalent grades.
If you are a student who is willing to participate, show initiative, be creative, to develop your organisational, investigational and motivational skills and will be fully committed to achieve then this will be the course for you.
The course is 100% coursework. There is no exam
Why Should I do it?
Travel and Tourism covers a wide range of employment opportunities in the largest industrial sector and employee in the world. Globally 1 in 9 jobs are directly related to tourism. It is the fastest growing industry in the world. The availability, range and requirements for the different careers within the Tourism sector will always be sustained and is enormous, even during these, and especially after this COVID19 pandemic. The industry is expected to bounce back faster than any other sector of employment according to the World Bank. It includes jobs in airlines, management, agencies, hotels, with tour operators, managing attractions, conferences and events, hospitality and entertainment, the list is endless.
Dubai provides the perfect context for the study of this subject and its highly dynamic industry. Students will get many opportunities for hands on experience whilst studying the course, with visits to several key tourism industries here in the Emirate, completing work experience, participating in residential visits and organising and participating in international trips.
What else do I need to know?
The BTEC is a 100% coursework only subject - there are no examinations involved, although there are two assignments that are set by the examining board. You will, be required to spend time completing work to a high standard, outside of lesson time. The work and assessments you produce may take the form of presentations, videos, performance logs, promotional materials and written documents.
This BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels. The subsidiary is equivalent to 1 A level
Where could it lead?
Travel and Tourism will allow access to a range of career and further education opportunities. A variety of higher education courses exist that are based around either leisure, travel or tourism management and a number of students will no doubt enter extended learning pathways or most likely they will go onto attend University courses in the United Kingdom and beyond, to study one of the vast range of degrees on offer.
Alternatively, there are many careers that build on the Travel and Tourism Qualification, particularly prevalent within the UAE.
The Travel and Tourism market is the most rapidly expanding area in the 21st century. Therefore if you are interested in any of the enormous range of career opportunities in travel and tourism, this course is for you:
The course is made up of 9 units of study. Each unit will have an assignment brief with a vocational scenario that students will complete.
The units include modules such as;
- World Wide Travel Destinations
- Marketing in Travel and Tourism
- Customer service
- Work Experience
- Recruitment and selection in the work environment
- Travel and Tourism Enterprises
Each unit has credits which students can gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction, these credits are then converted into UCAS points or/and A level equivalent grades. During the course students will develop a range of skills and techniques, and improve their personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.