What is this course about:

This is a BTEC designed over two years for students who could be interested in a career in the travel and tourism industry. The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing in the UK and employs around 4 million people. Students on this course will learn tourism sector-specific content on top of transferrable skills in customer service, problem solving and teamwork.

What you will study

  • There are 3 mandatory units to the BTEC Travel and Tourism Course:
  • The World of Travel and Tourism – this unit provides a foundation of knowledge about the Travel and Tourism Industry, They will explore the key components and the scales of the industry, using data to analyse trends and their impact.
  • Global Destinations – In this unit learners investigate the features and appeal of different destinations worldwide including the aspects of travel planning.
  • Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism – In this unit learners focus on how to develop a successful marketing plan for use by travel and tourism organisations to attract and engage customers.
    In addition to this students will complete one optional unit from either:
  • Visitor Attractions.
  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions.

Subject entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 or above in English. GCSE grade 4 or above in Geography is desirable but not essential.

How you will be assessed

The course is assessed using Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria. All Pass criteria must be achieved in order to move on to the Merit tasks and all Merit criteria must be achieved to move onto Distinction tasks.
Two units are assessed through external exams.
Two units are assessed through completion of coursework.

What will it prepare you for:

This course is the equivalent in size to one A Level and there are a wide range of tourism and management related Higher Education courses such as Event Management and Hospitality or it could be possible to find employment in the industry with a variety of UK and worldwide employers, Travel and Tourism also teaches you a range of transferable skills including teamwork, research and organisation.