BTEC Travel and Tourism

Staff

Mrs R Morland
Mrs J Hodges
Mr T Blazak

Course Outcome: Level 2 Certificate: Pass, Merit, Distinction http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/travel-and-tourism- 2013-nqf.html 

Why Study This Subject? This course is designed to inspire students to consider a career in the Travel and Tourism sector. This is a very broad area and encompasses travel, business, customer services, ICT and communication. It will allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context and give them the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of, and develop skills in the Travel and Tourism sector. The majority of work completed is assessed internally. 

What Skills Will I Develop?

  • Presentation skills (using ICT) 
  • Report writing – clarity and precision (Literacy skills) 
  • Costing and budgeting (Numeracy) 
  • Researching information 
  • Business awareness 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Time-keeping and independent work 
  • Customer Services 
  • Awareness of the opportunities within the Travel and Tourism Sector. 

What Will I Study? 

  • Four units:
  • Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector 
  • Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism destinations 
  • Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism destinations 
  • Unit 5: Factors affecting worldwide Travel and Tourism 

How Will I Be Assessed? 

  • 1 x Externally assessed exam (25% of marks) 
  • 3 x Internally assessed controlled assessment – portfolio of evidence (75% of marks)