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Travel and Tourism GCE at Corby Business Academy

Course description

Travel and Tourism is a very exciting industry. You might be surprised at the range of opportunities for employment within the industry, or for further study. As the industry is growing rapidly, there is likely to be an increase in the employment opportunities open to you.

GCE A Level Travel and Tourism courses have been designed to be as practical as possible, it will prepare you for employment in Travel and Tourism or give you the skills to progress into higher education and study. The course will encourage you to organise yourself, produce assignments and work with others - all using Travel and Tourism related materials to make it realistic to the work place.

Course content

During the two year course you will develop a wide range of Travel and Tourism knowledge and transferable skills both the workplace and further education. During your GCE A Level course at Corby Business Academy you will study six units

1. Introducing Travel and Tourism

2. Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

3. Travel Destinations

4. Tourism Development

5. Event Management

6. Adventure Tourism

As the course is vocational, it offers you the opportunity to participate in the industry, this may be through work placement, a part-time job, or by participating in visits to travel and tourism organisations and destinations or learning from an expert speaker.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 C's at GCSE preferably including Maths and English.

Assessment

For the Advanced Subsidiary GCE (Double Award) and the Advanced GCE four units will be assessed internally, through a teacher-assessed portfolio and two units will be assessed externally with the assessment set and marked by OCR.

Financial information

Costs will be incurred visiting the following attractions:

  • Visits to locat Travel and Tourism organisations such as Holiday Inn
  • Drayton Manor Park and Alton Towers
  • London and Paris (Disneyland)
  • Cadburys World
  • North Norfolk Coast - Hunstanton

Future opportunities

You could find yourself working in one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. This exciting and dynamic industry supports around 1.7 million jobs in the UK with a huge range of career choices available. You could enjoy working in many varied roles in the following areas:

  • Cabin crew
  • Travel agents
  • Holiday representative
  • Theme park manager
  • Tour guide
  • Marketing manager
  • Tour operations manager
  • Cruise ships
  • Airports
  • Tourist information service
  • Government tourism bodies such as Visit Britain

Further information

Many students elect to continue with Travel and Tourism at university. Courses ranging from Sports Tourism, Tourist Destination Management, International Tourism and Resort Management, Tourism and Spa Management, Event Management all heavily draw on the concepts taught in Travel and Tourism. Overall, Travel and Tourism can be considered an ideal course to introduce students to the issues and problems that the industry faces in the real world, which provide a useful basis to enter work in a wide range of organisations.

For more information

If you wish to find out more information please contact Mr May at pmay@corbybusinessacademy.org to arrange an appointment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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