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Qualification: BTEC Award in Travel and Tourism (worth 1 GCSE)

Entry Requirements: An enthusiasm to study a subject related directly to the world of work in the Travel Sector and an enthusiasm of studying places that are major destinations for tourists. Pupils wishing to study this will need to use a good standard of both written and spoken English and should be comfortable using ICT and using the internet to research facts. 

These courses are the equivalent to GCESs. Through this subject you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the travel business.
  • Develop essential skills and knowledge in the Travel and Tourism Industry which are prized by employers, further education college and higher education institutions.
  • Study the impact of World events on the travel and tourism industry.
  • Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
  • Follow a programme of study that develops skills needed for the world of work.
  • Gain confidence by developing independent learning skills

The course will appeal to students who:

  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience.
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical work and research outside the classroom by visiting organisations within the travel and tourism sector.
  • Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable.
  • Prefer producing coursework than doing lots of exams.
  • Want to move onto a related career or a further education course in the travel and tourism industry.

What this course can lead to

  • Further study at level 2 (BTEC First Certificate, Extended First Certificate, First Diploma)
  • Further study at level 3 (BTEC Nationals – Leisure and Tourism, A Level Leisure and Tourism)
  • Apprenticeships in the Travel and Tourism industry
  • Entry-level employment within the industry

Course Structure

  • Four units of work are studied, three internally assessed and one externally assessed.
  1. The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (externally assessed)
  1. UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  1. International Travel and Tourism Destinations
  1. Factors affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism (natural disasters, terrorism/conflict, extreme weather and disease)

  • Internal assessment will take the form of a portfolio of work and is worth 75%
  • External assessment will take the form of a written exam and is worth 25%

For further information please contact Mrs Bennett, Mr Bird or Mrs Goddard

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