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KS4: BTEC Travel and tourism

Vision Statement

If pupils have ever wondered about the world we live in, dreamt about countries in far flung places and thought about how they can travel the world, Travel and Tourism is the option for you. With the travel industry being one of the fastest growing in modern Britain, an understanding of the concept of travel and tourism, the economic benefits and the impact on local and international communities is vital. When  selected In conjunction with other courses such as Business or Languages, Travel and Tourism will create experts in the field and support any pupil that wishes to follow a pathway to the travel industry.

With transferable skills that will improve any learner, we prepare pupils to be confident in exploring different cultures and promoting travel to different destinations around the world. Our enthusiastic team provide the support and challenge to pupils and the resources to excel in leading their learning of the world around them. 

Course Outline/Assessment Methods

The Pearson BTEC International Level 2 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism qualification totals 300 Notional Learning Hours (NLH). Learners must achieve the mandatory unit(s) and optional units for a combined total value of 30 to achieve the qualification.

Units you will study

  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Understanding Customer Service in  Travel and Tourism
  • Understanding the Nature and Effects of World Travel
  • Global destinations
  • Visitor attractions
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism

The course comprises of two coursework units and two external exams.

Linked Sixth Form Courses:

  • Geography
  • Media Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Environmental Studies

Future Course/ Career Opportunities:

  • Air Cabin Crew
  • Hotel manager
  • Tour office manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourist information Centre Manager

Departmental Performance:

First results due summer 2023.

KS5: BTEC Travel and Tourism

Vision Statement

If pupils have ever wondered about the world we live in, dreamt about countries in far flung places and thought about how they can travel the world, Travel and Tourism is the option for you. With the travel industry being one of the fastest growing in modern Britain, an understanding of the concept of travel and tourism, the economic benefits and the impact on local and international communities is vital. When selected in conjunction with other courses such as business or languages, Travel and Tourism will create experts in the field and support any pupil that wishes to follow a pathway to the travel industry.

With transferable skills that will improve any learner, we prepare pupils to be confident in exploring different cultures and promoting travel to different destinations around the world. Our enthusiastic team provide the support and challenge to pupils and the resources to excel in leading their learning of the world around them.

Course Outline/Assessment Methods

The Pearson BTEC national Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism qualification totals 360 Notional Learning Hours (NLH). Learners must achieve the mandatory unit(s) and optional units for a combined total value of 30 credits to achieve the qualification.

Mandatory Units
  • The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Global Destinations
  • Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Visitor Attractions

This qualification is not designed to allow units to be imported from other Pearson qualifications.

Skills for Success:

  • Showing interest in different countries and cultures and what motivates people to travel the world around them.
  • Literacy and presentation skills.
  • Work individually and as part of a team and to be able to effectively carry out research.

Future Course/ Career Opportunities:

  • Air cabin crew
  • Hotel manager
  • Tour office manager
  • Tour manager
  • Tourist information centre manager

Departmental Performance:

2022/23: D*-P = 100%

2021/22: D*-P = 100%

2016/17: D*- D = 94% / D*-M = 100%