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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism - BTEC Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

You will need to meet the level 3 BTEC entry requirements

Course Introduction:

This course will give you the foundation for a career in the travel industry. You will study a variety of destinations both in the UK and worldwide and gain skills in Customer Service, Event Management, and as a Holiday Representative to name but a few. The course provides an excellent grounding for either further study or direct entry into employment within the industry.

The BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 2 A levels.

Travel and Tourism Transition Pack – We have created a transition pack to show you the kind of work that you will be doing at level 3 and to help you prepare for September.

Course Modules:

You will have a mixture of classroom-based lessons, group work, practical sessions, group and individual field visits and the chance for independent study. In a typical lesson you will be taught relevant Travel and Tourism theory, which you will then apply to the written assignment or the practical session that you are being assessed in. The course gives you the opportunity to focus upon specific areas that interest you.

Students must take the following four units:

– Investigating Travel and Tourism
– The Business of Travel and Tourism
– The UK as a Destination
– Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Students will then take nine specialist units:

– Marketing
– Tour Operations
– Entertainment for Holidaymakers
– Work Experience
– Events Conferences and Exhibitions
– Rural Tourism
– Visitor Attractions
– Retail
– Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism

Assessment:

The course is coursework based with some practical assessment as part of some units.
In addition to gaining travel industry knowledge you will have the chance to develop your organisational skills, as well as the ability to work to deadlines, and learn to work as part of a team. You will also have lots of opportunities to develop the research, team working and presentational skills valued by universities and industry.

Career Opportunities:

Career Opportunities: Many of the students decide to progress to University to study tourism or related degrees. Others are currently working as:

• Travel agents
• Cruise ship entertainers
• Children’s representative
• Hotel HR manager
• Cabin crew
• Training manager for a tour operator
• Teacher