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Tourism WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma

Miss Batten

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WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma


Globally, one in ten jobs is in tourism and hospitality and the UK ranks as the 6th largest tourist destination. It’s an incredibly important industry with lots of opportunities. The WJEC Level 3 Applied Diploma in Tourism is designed to provide learners with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills associated with tourism organisations and activities. It is the ideal qualification for students with an interest in or desire to work in the tourist industry but equally is a sound qualification for those wishing to access university. The course is broadly comparable to one A level and has equivalent UCAS points.

Course Entry requirements

To study Tourism, you will have at least a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and at least five other GCSE passes at grade 4 or above. 

Content and Assessment


Unit Title




The UK Tourism Product

You will explore the attractions of the UK including natural landscapes, coastal resorts and cities and an understanding of why it is important to continually develop tourism and to how it is marketed.

Externally Assessed Exam 1½ hour

25% of qualification


Worldwide Tourism Destinations

You will learn: -

  • about the factors that motivate people to travel to long and short haul destinations.
  • methods of travelling to major short haul destinations and how destinations are marketed.
  • about the appeal and motivations to travel to different destinations

Internally Assessed Controlled assessment

25% of qualification


The Dynamic Tourism Industry

You will explore the way the tourism industry responds global events such as natural disasters and the impact of changing expectations. The environmental impacts of tourism will also be studied along with how these are managed. And how the global tourism industry must respond.

Externally Assessed Exam 1½ hour

25% of qualification


Event and Itinerary Planning

You will learn how to successfully plan a tourism event and a tour within the UK, considering a range of factors including budget, risk assessment and target market.

Internally Assessed Controlled assessment.

25% of qualification

Progression and Careers

You will learn and use a variety of transferable and employability skills much valued by employers and universities. It will prepare you for further study or training in tourism-related occupations. The qualifications will provide a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment and training in fields relating to tourism, business and other service based industries.

Exam Board

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Contact Name

For further information, please see Miss Batten - Head of Geography