Travel & Tourism Level 3

This qualification aims to provide you with the specialist knowledge, skills, and understanding relating to travel and tourism in areas such as travel agency operations, cabin crew, tour guiding and hospitality management, which can be applied to current or future employment in a variety of roles.

To study this qualification you need 5 GCSE with English Language and maths at a 4 or above.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60086y1 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

Over the two years you will complete a range of units that will prepare you for a career in Travel and Tourism or for university.

You will study a range of topics including:

Understanding the Travel and Tourism Industry Customer Service Skills Cabin Crew and Airlines Resort Reps Travel Agents Cruise Industry Tour Guiding Event Management Worldwide Destinations Responsible Tourism Specialist Tourism Visitor Attractions

Where possible all units will be linked to real scenarios with guest speakers and trips to bring this exciting course alive. This will all be backed with career advice and guidance.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

You will create a portfolio of evidence including written assignments, research evidence, online activities and witness statements for practical tasks

Each unit of work will be graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction* by your teacher. The work is then checked and moderated by a visiting NCFE invigilator. .

What qualification will I achieve?

During the first year you will achieve a NCFE Level 3 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism which will consist of 3 mandatory units and 6 additional units. Completion of the second year your qualification becomes an NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism consisting of 9 further units

What can I do after completing this course?

This qualification opens the door to many careers with its transferable skills such as:

Tourist guide Travel Agency Manager Reservation Agent Travel Account Manager Business Travel Manager Resort Representative Travel Co-coordinator Purchasing Manager Cruise Ship Worker

This year 50% of students were accepted to university to study International Travel with either management, marketing or event management elements linked.

Are there any extra costs?

We enrich our students' learning with trips such as:

SEP Training with BA at Heathrow Airport London visit to tourist attractions to learn how they operate and see the knowledge learnt in class in action Trade and exhibition visits Grand Hotel Visit Customer service at Thorpe Park

Trip fees payable as part of the course, details will be shared upon interview.

We also try to build a non-mandatory overseas trip during our students two years to enhance the learning of travel.

Additional Info

For students hoping to follow an university path, this qualification appears on the UCAS Tariff Points table for completion for the Extended Diploma.

Distinction*: 168 Distinction: 144 Merit: 96 Pass: 48