Travel & Tourism

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

Our BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism will further enhance your knowledge of the industry, helping you develop an advanced level of skills and experience required to be successful in the sector. Students will gain real experience, visiting industry experts, as well as various site visits and work placements in tourist destinations and attractions across Wales and beyond. Learners will achieve an industry recognised qualification, which will open doors to a career in the sector.

This is the first year of a two-year course to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism qualification. 

This course has been designed to meet the needs of students who already work or want to work in:

  • Overseas Resort Reps
  • UK as Travel Destination
  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • Long-Haul Travel Destinations
  • Work Placement for Travel and Tourism
  • Cruise line companies
  • Conference events

What you will study

The units which form this qualification will allow students to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the travel and tourism sector.

There are numerous units covering subjects such as:

  • The Business of Travel and Tourism
  • Overseas Resort Reps
  • UK as a Tourist Destination
  • Long-haul Travel Destinations
  • Work Placement for Travel and Tourism

You will also work towards a Welsh Baccalaureate Post 16 Advance Diploma.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's A* - C including English Language and/or Maths (or equivalent) or Level 2 Diploma in same/similar area - Travel and Tourism

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assignments including coursework and online skills tests

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

I’m really enjoying the course and can’t wait to see what the future holds. I didn’t really know what I wanted to do after finishing high school but this has transformed my thoughts and goals. The facilities are awesome and you’ve got computers and books that are so useful. I’ve taken part in World Skills competitions in Customer Service and that was really interesting, it will open up so many doors for me. 
The big plan for me is to go onto be a tour guide. I’m going to go to university and study Portuguese and French and then try and move to Portugal to get started. 
You study so many different things here and my work experience, organised by the College, helped me decide what I wanted to go on to do. 
My advice to future students would be to apply as soon as you can to make the most of the opportunity. Read about the course and do your research and then just apply.

Magdalena Glen
Level 3 Travel and Tourism Student

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Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

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