Travel & Tourism - BTEC
COURSE LEADER: Mrs D Schalkwyk
There has never been a more interesting time to study A level Travel and Tourism. Dealing with actual issues such as Covid, environmental degradation, social issues and natural hazards, Travel and Tourism is one of the most relevant subjects you could choose to study. Students enjoy the wide range of the material they cover in Travel and Tourism that provides insights into the world of travel around us where more and more people are travelling in an ever changing environment that has limitations, constraints and challenges. The Travel and Tourism course topics such as Global Destinations and Factors affecting travel are very good for generating debate and allowing students to apply their knowledge to a worldwide context.
Whilst studying A Level Travel and Tourism, you will find yourself developing certain skills, some transferable, and others relevant to the field of study. In terms of transferable skills, you will enhance your communication, teamwork and time management skills, all of which will benefit you in the world of work and future careers.
Travel and Tourism is everywhere and you will use the information in your everyday life! Typical career progression from Travel and Tourism includes, B Tech Highers, University Degrees and gaining paid employment with leading airlines and travel providers.
Assessment is by coursework and assignment and is externally moderated.
Travel and Tourism is a BTEC nationally recognised Diploma. You will learn by completing assignments and projects that are based on real life situations within the travel and tourism industry. You should have an interest in the world and in travelling and be willing to communicate with others. Throughout the course you will gain a range of skills and techniques essential for successful performance in working life.
In the Subsidiary Diploma you will gain a thorough grounding in the Travel Industry. Topics will include investigating the travel and tourism industry, looking at the major global destinations for tourists and marketing in the Travel Industry. Customer service and gaining employment in the tourism industry are delivered through real life situations that prepare you for direct employment. If there is sufficient interest, there may be the opportunity to travel abroad. The Subsidiary Diploma is worth the equivalent of one A Level.
There is the opportunity to study for the National Diploma equivalent to two A Levels.
Grade 4 and above in 5 subjects at GCSE. C grades at Maths and English are desirable but not essential, and all individuals will be considered on a one-to-one basis.
Travel and Tourism is everywhere and you will use the information in your every day life! Typical career progression from Travel and Tourism includes, B Tech Highers, University Degrees and gaining paid employment with leading airlines and travel providers.