Travel and Tourism BTEC National  (Equivalent to one A Level)

Travel and Tourism BTEC National (Equivalent to one A Level)

What do you think about a sixth airport for London? Would you holiday in the Antarctic? How about working in the world’s largest industry? What damage are tourists doing in remote areas like Nepal? Using discussion, research, videos and visits you will explore the technological and socio-economic reasons for the continuing growth of Travel and Tourism, both in the UK and overseas. You will study units focussing on the organisations that make up the Travel and Tourism industries, Global Destinations, Marketing and Visitor Attractions. There is also the potential to undertake a work placement within the industry as well as study some of the evolving tourism destinations and many current issues currently impacting on the industry. This is an exciting, eye opening course that can lead to endless opportunities, literally all over the world!

Additional
Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language.
Assessment
50% portfolio/coursework, 25% exam and 25% exam board set controlled assessments. Each unit is awarded points, which are translated into an overall grade (Pass, Merit or Distinction) by the assessors at the end of the course. Coursework assignment tasks will be in the form of a variety of observed practical tasks, reports, presentations and activities.
Progression
Higher education, employment or apprenticeships in a variety of sectors within the industry. Many Universities offer well established Tourism Management courses, which a number of our 2nd year students have already secured places on.

This course offers a huge variety of future opportunities in the tourism industry either at home or abroad, and at many different levels.

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