BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism

Who is this course for?

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism is the ideal first-step towards a management career in Hospitality and Tourism, where the opportunities are vast from Hotels and Accommodation to Airlines and Cruise Ships, Resorts and Attractions.

We will ensure that you have the necessary skills to manage operations and businesses across a diverse range of contexts including Hospitality, Tourism, Cultural Heritage, and Events. You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

This course also introduces learners to the planning and managing of events within the context of the hospitality industry. You will be given the opportunity to investigate and manage a real event as part of the course. 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C (grade 4) or higher, one of these must be either Maths or English Language.


How long is this course?

A two year full time course, commencing September 2018, ending June 2020.


What will I study on this course?

This course will include the following units:

  1. The Hospitality industry
  2. Principles of Supervising Customer Service
  3. Providing Customer Service
  4. Financial Control
  5. Planning and Managing a Hospitality Event
  6. Front Office Operations
  7. Alcoholic Beverage Service
  8. E-business
  9. Marketing
  10. Human Resources
  11. Hospitality Business Enterprise
  12. Specialist Tourism
  13. European Destinations

This Course will also include industry based qualifications as well as weekly practical classes that will prepare you for employment.



What Qualification will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism.

You will also achieve the following industry ready qualifications:

CIEH Food Safety, WSET Wine appreciation, HACCP and Barista.


Will I go out on work experience?

Courses at Highlands are about preparing you for the world of work. As part of your course you will learn how to go about presenting yourself to an employer to stand the best chance of getting the job you are looking for. You will spend a substantial amount of time on work experience/ placement in the industry and you will work towards an employability qualification.


What does this course lead on to?

This course is equivalent to two A levels and provides the opportunity to go directly into employment or study at degree level in Travel and Tourism, Events Management or Hospitality Management.   


How much will it cost?

£36 per year registration fee.

£62 per year course material fee.

£30 for books.

£21 for uniform.




How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact the Highlands College Admissions team on: 608752 or email: