Students study the world around them to give the foundation knowledge to tackle their portfolio units. Once the examination has been completed, their research and work experience allows them to produce portfolios on a variety issues within the world of travel and tourism. The units across the two years are:
The World of Travel and Tourism (examination)
Global Destinations (portfolio in examination conditions)
Managing the Customer Experience (portfolio)
A robust and independent learning style, good punctuality and previous attendance in year 11.
Grade 4 in English and Maths.
A Teacher recommendation would also be considered if the course requirements were not met.
What type of student is this course suitable for?
This course would interest students who enjoy learning about the world around them and why destinations attract and accommodate tourists. The growing significance of tourism for countries and the benefits/problems tourism can bring also plays a part. Students will need to be able to organise their work and time and be able to research independently both in the class setting, at home and on work experience to complete their portfolios.
Where could this course take you?
A BTEC in Travel & Tourism leads to a wide range of degree courses in travel, events management and related subjects. Universities praise the study skills students with a vocational A level leave with. Higher level apprenticeships and employment are also other routes for which this BTEC would help support.
What our students say
“Travel and Tourism has been such an eye opener for me, the way I interpret the world of travel is much more positive compared to before. I would never have been able to achieve so much without the high level of teaching I received!” — LC Year 13
“The high standard of teaching has helped me to learn at a greater level and achieve good grades throughout the subject!” – BC Year 13