KS4

    Course title
    Edexcel BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism

    Who is the course aimed at?
    This course provides students with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for either further education or employment in jobs and courses relating to the Travel and Tourism industry. To be successful on this course students’ need to have a keen interest in the Travel and Tourism sector and be prepared to work as an individual as well as a team.

    What will I study and do?
    You will complete four units of work relating to the Travel and Tourism sector and this will complete the First Award.

    Units include:
    • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
    • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
    • The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK
    • The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience

    How the course is assessed?
    Assessment is 75% written coursework and 25% examination.  Three of the units are assessed internally through assignments and coursework. One unit is an external written examination.

    What jobs and careers can this lead to?
    The BTEC in Travel and Tourism (Edexcel) allows progression onto higher level vocational qualifications such as the Level 3 BTEC course in Travel and Tourism or onto an apprenticeship within the Travel and Tourism sector.
    Examples of careers that this qualification can lead to include: air cabin crew, holiday representative, children’s representative, travel agent, events, marketing, hotel receptionist, food and beverage, working on board cruise ships, travel consultant, tourist information centre and tour operators.

     

    KS5

    Course title
    Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism

    Who is the course aimed at?
    Students who have a keen interest in working in the Travel & Tourism Industry

    Entry Requirements
    Grade D or above in English and Maths at GCSE

    What will I study and do?
    In your first year of study you will complete six units of work relating to the Travel & Tourism industry and this will complete the Subsidiary Diploma. In your second year of study you will complete a further six units of work to complete the full Diploma in Travel & Tourism.

    Examples of units include:
    • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
    • The Business of Travel and Tourism
    • Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
    • European Destinations

    How is the course assessed?
    All units are assessed internally through assignments and coursework. Edexcel is currently making changes to BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism and it is likely that written examinations will be added for students studying the course from September 2017 onwards.

    What jobs and careers can this lead to?
    Examples of careers that this qualification can lead to include: travel agent, business travel consultant, flight attendant, tourist information manager, holiday representative, airport customer service, tour manager or tourism officer.