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Travel & Tourism

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop a range of skills and techniques in preparation for the ever-changing world in the travel and tourism industry. 

We aim to enable students to form a sound understanding of this area and an appreciation of potential future careers within it.  The course explores the issues and activities involved in organising travel, managing tourism and has both a UK and international dimension. 

The BTEC has a strong focus on analytical techniques necessary to research and develop products, in conjunction with the development of an understanding of geographical issues, culture and the impact of tourism.

The course supports transition into commercial-based studies in the Sixth Form, such as Business and Travel & Tourism.

Structure & Assessment:

The BTEC course is assessed in 3 Units. There is one formal examination for this BTEC award based on “Influences on Global Travel and Tourism”, the other two Units are assessed on the basis of submitted coursework created during lesson time. The final grade is determined by a combination of the externally assessed examination and the grade of the coursework evidence submitted and assessed in-house. 

The three units undertaken are:

  • Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations
  • Influences on Global Travel and Tourism (External Examination)
  • Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism

Team activity, self-directed research and preparatory work are all expected to be conducted alongside the work in class. “Business Support Clubs” are run at lunchtime and at the end of the school day, all hosted by staff from the Business Studies Faculty.  

For further information, contact Mrs C Healy.