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Travel & Tourism BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma

Equivalent to one A Level

This course is for those wishing to learn about the Travel & Tourism industry as part of a balanced programme of A Level and/or Vocational study.

It is a two year programme equivalent to one A Level.

What does the course involve?

The course consists of three units per year. The final choice of units is still under discussion and this page will be updated when they have been confirmed.

Four compulsory units are assessed externally include:

  • Investigating the Travel & Tourism Sector.
  • The United Kingdom as a Destination.
  • The Business of Travel & Tourism.
  • Customer Service in Travel & Tourism.


A variety of trips and visits will be organised, some of which will be compulsory. These include:

  • Theme park.
  • Local Tourism Visits.
  • Bristol Zoo.
  • Big Pit.
  • PGL.
  • Blackpool.
  • A short haul destination - London or Europe.
  • A long haul trip - New York.

What can you do after the course?

The skills gained during this course will help to prepare you for Further or Higher Education. It will be particularly relevant for progression to travel, business or management related degrees.

Want to know more?

The Choose BTEC leaflet provides more information about BTECs in general and the Case Study tells you about the Travel & Tourism courses.

You can download them here.

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BTEC Travel & Tourism Case Study