BTEC Travel and Tourism

BTEC Travel and Tourism

  • A clear insight into the field – inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the travel and tourism sector
  • Keeps the subject real – give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the travel and tourism sector
  • Skills for later life – give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example posts in travel agencies, visitor attractions and the tourist information centre. It also supports progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic tourism course or an apprenticeship

What will I study?

Year 10 

  • Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector– this unit covers the main types of tourism in the UK, the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector. 
  • Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations –this unit covers what the different types of UK destinations have to offer, as well as locating tourist UK destinations and routes. 
  • Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience– which looks at the needs and expectations of different types of customer in the travel and tourism sector and how organisations address these. 

Year 11 – You will study 1 units from the 2 below 

  • Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations– which looks at international travel and tourism destinations and gateways and reasons for their appeal to different visitors. 
  • Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism– covers the influential factors on tourism and why events such as natural disasters can have a significant impact on the sector. 
How is this course assessed?

An externally assessed exam (written)  25% 

3 Units of coursework  75% 

For more information please email Mrs Watson.

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