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Travel & Tourism - BTEC Option

Head of Department: - Mrs Ellis 
Examining Board: Pearson

What Will I Study?

If you love learning about places around the world, planning holidays and learning about culture; this subject is definitely the one for you!
This qualification provides an engaging introduction to the world of Travel and Tourism, giving students 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 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 the range of factors which influence the international travel and tourism industry.  It is aimed at learners who want to acquire sector-specific applied knowledge through vocational contexts

Over the course you will study the following three compulsory units, covering the knowledge and practical skills required to work in the industry:

  • Component 1: Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations (30%)
  • Component 2: Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism (30%)
  • Component 3: Influences on Global Travel and Tourism (40%)

What Skills Will I Develop?

The qualification enables learners to develop transferable skills such as researching, report drafting, planning, writing, presentation and project management; all key skills needed for any job you seek.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The assessment for Component 3: Influences on Global Travel and Tourism will be an external assessment set and marked by Pearson, completed under supervised conditions. It will allow you to apply your knowledge and understanding of factors influencing tourism, the impact of tourism on destinations and destination management. You will have a set time in which to complete this task.

Components 1 and 2 are non- exam internal assessments. These assessments are set by Pearson, marked by the teacher and moderated by Pearson. Your teacher will give you an assignment brief and indicate a deadline to you to complete it. Your teacher will mark your assignments and award you with a grade.
Over the two year course students will need to submit two non-exam internal assessment pieces known as Pearson set assignments which together are 60% of the final mark.

For more information please see the Geography Learning Journey and Travel and Tourism Curriculum Overview.