Travel & Tourism BTEC Level 3

Course Overview

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £126 billion, and the sector employs around 3.1 million people. This is an excellent course for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. It is the equivalent to 1 A Level. It offers students the opportunity to study the growth of world tourism, how this has changed over time, how people travel to resorts and the impact of tourism.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English.


Birmingham Airport
Resorts World
London Eye
Alton Towers
House of Commons
Birmingham City Council
Ryan Air
Hilton Hotels
Transport for London
Easy Jet
Midland Metro
British Airways
Thorpe Park
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Sea Life Centre

Course Guide
Course Outline

Unit 1:
The Travel and Tourism Industry – developing the skills needed to examine, interpret and analyse a variety of statistics that measure the importance of UK tourism.

Unit 2:
Different types of destinations and their importance
Investigating the features and appeal of global destinations.

Unit 3:
Tourism Impacts & Tourism Development:
The Customer Service – exploring and applying ways
of managing  internal and external customer experience
to support organisational success and to develop customer
service skills.
An optional unit from:
• Visitor attractions
• Passenger transport
• Events conferences and exhibitions

Exam Board
Edexcel (Pearson).

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Sophia is now studying Business and Marketing at Coventry University. She hopes to use the experience she gained in organising trips whilst at Cadbury in a future career in marketing. 


Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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