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Travel and Tourism

Course Content

Travel and tourism as an industry is one of the most dynamic and exciting industries in the world. Travel and tourism as a subject enable people to understand the different types of organisations that make the sector work and how they meet the customer’s needs.

The Level 2 B-Tec course is divided into three components.

  • Unit 1: Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations
    • This component helps people investigate different types of travel and tourism organisations from privately owned travel agencies to publicly funded museums.
  • Unit 2: Influences on Global Travel and Tourism
    • This section looks at how the industry responds to disasters. It looks at both human and physical events. The module will also examine sustainable tourism management by reducing negative impacts.
  • Unit 3: Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism
    • This component will use market research to identify trends to match products and services to meet customer needs and preferences.

Skills and Knowledge

  • You will develop an interest and knowledge in worldwide Tourism, people and places.
  • You will learn about aspects of marketing, customer service and business.
  • You will have the opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way.
  • You will develop skills that are highly valued by schools, colleges · universities and employers. This course is an excellent way of progressing into the Sixth Form.

Assessment

Students will cover three units over two years. 60% of the course is internally assessed coursework tasks, only 40% is an external exam. This exam has a resit opportunity during year 11.

This course is suitable for:

  • Anyone interested in Travel and Tourism.
  • Students who generally prefer coursework.
  • Anyone interested in studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience.
  • The topics studied and learning styles will provide vital life skills that will be useful no matter what job or further study students decide to do.
  • The course is taught using a variety of teaching methods.