Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism has been the fastest growing sector in the British economy since 2010 (Visit Britain 2016).

It generates  £129 bn to the British economy which is worth 9% of GDP. Deloitte predict the industry will have grown to be valued at £257bn and will generate 630000 jobs by 2025 .

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism is equal to an A level and is an exciting vocational qualification that provides a  vehicle to gain valuable life skills, such as business planning, budgeting, communication, presentation and sales skills..

The course is based on real businesses, such as Longleat, Thomas Cook, EasyJet,  Birmingham Airport and the Merlin Group.

BTEC nationals have been a recognised vocational qualification for over thirty years respected and accepted by industry and universities.

“95% of universities accept BTEC including Oxford” UCAS 2016

“In 2014, 85 000 student entered universities with a BTEC
qualification” Pearson 2016

“80% of BTEC students gain a first or second class degree and 90% gain employment “ Pearson 2016

Pearson Education Limited 2018 state that “YouGov research, show that 62 percent of the large companies have recruited employees with BTEC qualifications.” They cite that 100 000 BTEC students apply and are accepted by universities for relevant degree programmes.

WhatUni state….“Universities have learned that BTECs are a great alternative to A-Levels, and very few institutions won’t consider BTEC students candidates – even Oxford and Cambridge include BTECs as part of their overall requirements,”

This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the travel and tourism industry alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in travel and tourism-related subjects. Students do not have to have studied Travel and Tourism at GCSE level, but will need appropriate sixth form entry requirements.