TRAVEL & TOURISM

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WHY STUDY TRAVEL & TOURISM?

We offer a vocational and applied curriculum that is broad, stimulating and engaging for all learners.  We aim to support learners to gain a broader understanding of the importance of travel and tourism industry, which gives students transferable knowledge and skills. The qualification prepares learners for a range of higher education courses and job roles related to a particular sector.  

COURSE CONTENT

Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism (exam unit)

This introduces you to the scope of the industry and its components. You will find out about the many different examples of organisations within the industry and the ways in which they react to new developments.

 

Unit 2: Global Destinations (exam unit)

This allows you to develop the skills to use maps and atlases to locate and research different global destinations and their geographical features.

 

 

Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism (coursework)

You will learn about different marketing activities, their impact on success and how to develop a marketing plan that meets the needs and expectations of different customer types.

 

Unit 9: Visitor attractions (coursework)

You will investigate visitor attractions and the different ways they are funded. You will explore what is meant by the visitor experience and how visitor attractions develop, diversify, and use technology in order to meet the needs of their different types of visitors.

HOW THIS MIGHT INFLUENCE YOUR FUTURE

Travel and tourism is a global industry and there are a wide range of opportunities available to graduates, both in the UK and abroad. It is relatively easy to find part-time work opportunities in the travel and tourism industry, since it is so large and there are so many types of visitor establishments and attractions all over the UK. The range of different working patterns available should make it easy to combine part-time work with your study. Many courses have the option of taking a one-year industry placement. Alternatively, an apprenticeship scheme is a great way to start your career, many travel companies offer schemes that include a variety of routes into the industry.

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ASSESSMENTS

Exam Papers

National Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism
(Equivalent to one A Level) 

  • 4 units (3 mandatory) and 2 are external.

Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

Tourism Planning and Management / Event Management / Hospitality Management / Airport and Airline Operations

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Cabin Crew / Customer Service Manager / Operations Officer / Tourism Officer / Holiday Representative / Travel Agency Manager / Conference Centre Manager / Tour Manager / Travel Counsellor

EXAM BOARD: Pearson

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COURSE TYPE: BTEC