Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Travel & Tourism TT201A01/23/2 Further Education

Course Information

Dorset offers its residents and guests a unique natural and cultural environment. Half the region is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, home to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and boasting miles of award-winning beaches. There is no surprise the county is a popular destination for an average of 2.9 million trips each year, 11 million overnight stays, and supporting £557 million in tourism-related spend (Visit Britain, 2017-19). However, there is a strategic need to develop this industry further, increase local job opportunities and also maximise the cultural and heritage offer across the seasons, not just the summer months.

As part of the development of the Kingston Maurward Heritage and Land Management offer, we will be offering a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Tourism from September 2022, with a focus on heritage and sustainable tourism in the rural areas of the county, as well as supporting the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area. Industry placements will include major partners such as the National Trust, and also a strong focus on environmental aims. There will also be work experience within the College's own country estate which is a major Dorset tourist attraction, visitor centre and wedding venue.


  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Tourism
Course Content
  • The course will cover a range of areas, including sustainable tourism, travel, marketing, business planning and industry experience. Full specifications can be found here.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths OR a relevant Level 2.
Next Steps
  • Students interested in the programme should register for an Open Morning at the College, which happen regularly throughout the year, and apply online.
Career Opportunities
  • This qualification is designed as a fulltime course to support learners who want to study travel and tourism as
    the main focus of a two-year, full-time study programme.

    The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant courses.
    Learners can progress to employment or degree courses such as:
    • BA (Hons) in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism (includes Travel Management;
    Event Management; Tourism Management; Transport Studies; Air, Land and Sea travel;
    Hospitality Management; Recreation and Leisure Studies; Spa, Salon or Sport
    • BA (Hons) in Business Studies
    • BA (Hons) in Business Management with Accounting and Finance
    • BA (Hons) in Marketing
    • BA (Hons) in International Tourism Management
    • BA(Hons) in Geography and Tourism
    • Bsc (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Management.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
07-Sep-2023 24-Jun-2025
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
None - some trips will occur during the course and these will be charged on a case by case basis. All students will also be expected to purchase a college polo shirt.

Materials Required

The course specification can be downloaded from BTEC directly here.

What's next?

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