Travel and Tourism at Sleaford Joint Sixth form
Aims of the Course
This course aims to prepare students for a career in the Travel and Tourism industry. The program of study is designed to introduce the theory behind tourism as a business specialism. Along side this, students gain the practical project management skills associated with the research and implementation of a live travel event and the management of their own excursion and a guided tour.
Students will benefit form a genuine interest in the travel business, news and current affairs, especially events that relate to the tourism industry. An interest in geography is also very useful. This course is very dependant on the students’ own self directed study and the creation of coursework portfolio units. This course calls for students to be very well self-disciplined. The presentations that are given also require students to be prepared to develop their ability to write clearly and express ideas one to one and in larger groups. As such, the ability to work well in private study and as a member of a team is a very big advantage.
The course comprises coursework portfolio assessment (67%) and examination assessment.
Upon completion of this course students go on to study Travel and related tourism management subjects. Often, students combine their interest in a foreign language or sport and go on to study a sport or international management course. In addition, students have taken employment and management training positions in the tourism industry across a range of sectors including Tour Operators, Airlines, Sports Centres and Hotels.
Students are expected to have gained a BTEC Merit or GCSE, grade B in Business Studies or a similar related subject such as Geography. Given the focus on written coursework, a grade C in English is a requirement.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.