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A Level Travel and Tourism at Ilfracombe Academy

Course description

Year 12 (AS Level)

Unit 1 - Introducing Travel and Tourism (Examination)

- The nature of Travel and Tourism

- The development of Travel and Tourism

- Sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry and interdependence

Unit 4 - Working with customers in Travel and Tourism (Portfolio)

- Customer service skills

- The importance of customer service

- Dealing with customers

- Duties, training and personal qualities of staff

Year 13 (A Level)

Unit 5 - Tourism impacts & tourism development (Examination)

- Economic, environmental and socio-cultural impacts

- Agents of tourism development

- Responsible tourism

- Sustainable tourism

- Tourism development Written paper of extended structured

Unit 8 - Event management in Travel and Tourism (Portfolio)

- Business planning

- Team building

- Decision making

- Running a travel & tourism activity for real customers

The high degree of assessment based on coursework will appeal especially to students who feel they do not perform as well in exams.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 grade C’s at GCSE; grade C or better in English is essential. The course combines well with several other A levels, for example Business Studies and Geography.

Financial information

Year 12 Autumn Term, Year 13 Autumn and Spring Term - Essential to the course Total cost approx £50.00

Future opportunities

There are a wide range of university courses featuring Travel & Tourism, either as a specialism or in combination with other subjects such as Languages, Management and Sport/Adventure. There are also opportunities at Degree Level in Tourism. Travel & Tourism at Advanced Level is seen by employers in the industry as a highly desirable qualification; we have witnessed several students take up rewarding careers as a result of study in this field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ilfracombe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

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