There are many jobs within the Leisure, Travel & Tourism Sector that require the sound knowledge and understanding of travel and tourism that will be gained through the completion of this course.
This course is leads on from the Travel & Tourism Level 2 (BTEC First 2019 qualification), but this is not a pre-requisite of this qualification.
This course can be studied as a single award or a 1.5 award option.
Students studying the single award will complete 3 core units:
- The world of Travel & Tourism
- Global Dimensions
- Principles of Marketing in Travel & Tourism
and 1 optional unit, selected from:
9. Visitor Attractions
10. Events, Conferences & Exhibitions
Those following the 1.5 award option will also complete the following core units
- Managing the Customer Experience in Travel & Tourism
- Travel & Tourism Enterprises
and one additional optional unit chosen from:
- Specialist Tourism
- Sustainable Tourism
- The Airport Experience
- Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
- Working Overseas
- Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
The course will be assessed both internally and externally. Units 1 & 2 are assessed externally, one is a one-and-a-half-hour exam and the other is a synoptic assessment. The remaining units are coursework which may require you to write essays and produce PowerPoints by an agreed deadline.
Students will require a minimum of five A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE, including English and
Mathematics. Students should have an interest in the Leisure, Travel & Tourism sector.
This qualification is designed to help students work towards higher level qualifications at college or University. It may also lead onto an apprenticeship or employment with companies such as Eurostar, Holiday Extras or Saga. There could also be opportunities linking to the Dover-Calais Ports or airline companies. There are many travel agents and tourist boards that require trained and informed individuals to work in their shops, online or overseas.