Travel & Tourism

The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide- ranging and fast-growing and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for  young  people. This BTEC qualification is suitable for  those  who  may go on to work in the travel and tourism sector   or those who want to pursue Higher Education.

The specification is designed to provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism sector. Everyone taking this qualification will study four mandatory units, covering the following content areas:

  • the world of travel and tourism
  • global destinations
  • managing the customer experience
  • travel and tourism enterprises

You will also select two optional units covering content areas such as:

  • sustainable tourism
  • events, conferences and exhibitions
  • visitor attractions

Assessment  will  take  place  throughout   the   course as internal coursework assignments, as well as some external exams.

Outside of the classroom, students will have the opportunity to experience the travel industry first-hand through local excursions and employer involvement. This will give students the chance to experience how different tourist centres work and gain an insight into this exciting industry.

Students can expect to be well supported by their teachers and will need to demonstrate an interest in the Travel and Tourism industry, good time management skills and commitment to the course.