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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel & Tourism

What are BTECs?

BTECs are intended for students who are keen to develop skills as well as technical knowledge and who are keen to broaden their understanding of the diverse, complex and ever-changing nature of Travel & Tourism. BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning whilst providing a key theoretical background. There are no external exams for students, which enables learners to accurately track their progress throughout the completion of the two-year course.

 

What does BTEC stand for?

The acronym BTEC stands for Business Technology Education Council.

 

Examination Board

EDEXCEL

 

What are the key requirements & desirable qualities?

 

Entry Requirements

  • Grade B in GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics, GCSE History, GCSE Geography or GCSE Learning for Life & Work.
  • Anyone who hasn’t studied Business Studies, Economics, History, Geography or Learning for Life & Work must have at least a Grade B in Maths or English.
  • In the event of over subscription, preference may be given to pupils who have studied GCSE Business Studies, Economics or Geography.

 

Desirable Qualities:

  • Candidates should be highly motivated. They should have a self-disciplined approach to private study particularly with regards to independent research and meeting coursework deadlines. It is also desirable that pupils have an interest in Business and/or Travel.

 

 

Assessment:

Assessment is based on the creation and completion of assignments. Each assignment will vary in length and structure. Formal and informal reports will be used, alongside presentations and displays. The course also seeks to promote the development of ICT skills and the attitudes and dispositions required for further study or employment.

 

What are the UCAS Equivalences?

 

UCAS Tariff of Equivalences for BTEC Nationals against AS Level GCE & VCE

BTEC Grade

Descriptor

UCAS Tariff Points

AS Level GCE & VCE Descriptor

UCAS

Tariff Points

Distinction*

70

A*

70

Distinction

60

A

60

Merit

40

C

40

Pass

20

E

20

 

 

 

UCAS Tariff of Equivalences for BTEC Nationals against A2 Level GCE & VCE

BTEC Grade

Descriptor

UCAS Tariff Points

A2 Level GCE & VCE Descriptor

UCAS

Tariff Points

Distinction*

140

A*

140

Distinction

120

A

120

Merit

80

C

80

Pass

40

E

40

 

Please Note:

  • The UCAS equivalences stated above are only applicable to students registered as pupils in Year 13 in September 2016.
  • Students are advised to contact individual universities to ascertain the individual entry requirements for specific institutions and courses.

 

Important documents for students:
The following documents contain supplementary information for the modules completed during Year 13:
The following documents contain supplementary information for the modules completed during Year 14:
The following document contains information for parents/guardians on BTECs:
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