BTEC Travel and Tourism

Course Content

Year 12

Unit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
Unit 3: The UK as a Destination
Unit 8: Long-Haul Travel Destinations

Year 13

Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism
Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
Unit 7: European Destinations

How will students be assessed?

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism is a 60 credit and approximately 360 guided learning hours qualification. It comprises four mandatory units plus two optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits.

Rather than formal exams, assessment of BTEC Travel and Tourism is project-based and marked internally for each unit throughout the course. It is therefore a 100% coursework qualification.

Students can take this course in Year 12 only to AS equivalent which is called the BTEC Level 3 Certificate. Students can continue their studies into Year 13 to take the A2 equivalent which is called the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

BTEC qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to prepare for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC qualification, a learner can progress to employment and/or continue their study in the same or a related vocational area. BTEC qualifications, as the equivalent to A-levels, are also recognised as ways of progressing to University.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

The department is collaborating with other subject areas to organise an optional trip to New York in October 2016. This will involve students visiting and learning about the incredible sites and attractions of the city which help make it a leading travel destination.