This qualification provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of travel and tourism, giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. You will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. You will investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK, and investigate different types of customer and UK destinations. You will also have the opportunity to study international travel and tourism. You will develop key skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management.
The qualification is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the travel and tourism industry.
You will study three mandatory units, covering the underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to work in the industry: (Core)
- UK travel and tourism sector
- UK travel and tourism destinations
- The travel and tourism customer experience
You will choose one further unit from two optional units, covering more specific aspects of the global travel and tourism sector.
These are: (Optional)
- International travel and tourism destinations
- Factors affecting worldwide travel and tourism
You will carry out tasks and assignments throughout the course which your teacher will assess and mark giving you continual feedback as to how you are getting on.
For the assessment of Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience, you will be able to draw on the knowledge, skills and understanding you have developed in the qualification as a whole.
The assessment for Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector, is a test that is marked externally. This test includes multiple-choice and open-ended-response questions based on main types of tourism in the UK and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector.
Students should have achieved 5 GCSE passes at level 9 to 1
The sector-specific skills and knowledge gained from completing this course will provide a sound basis for progression to further study of this sector at level 3 through a vocational qualification such as a BTEC National in Travel and Tourism, or an apprenticeship in either travel and tourism or hospitality