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Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 1 Diploma at City of Westminster College

Course description

The BTEC Introductory Diploma aims to:

  • develop a range of skills and techniques, understanding, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful employment opportunities
  • develop learners’ abilities in Travel & Tourism through the knowledge and skills gained on completion of all units of the qualification
  • explore the Travel & Tourism industry and related specialist sectors.
Outline of skills and knowledge

Units of study will be selected from the following options:

  • Conduct at Work
  • Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work
  • Speaking Confidently at Work
  • Being Responsible for other People’s Money
  • Researching a Tourist Destination
  • Planning For and Taking Part in a Visit
  • Displaying Travel and Tourism Information
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Displaying Travel and Tourism Products and Services
  • Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction
  • UK Travel Destinations
  • Recommending a Package Holiday
  • Schedule, Charter and Low-Cost Airlines
  • The Role of Air Cabin Crew
  • The Role of Overseas Resort Representative
  • Planning and Participating in an Event
  • Travel and Tourism Group Project
  • Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
  • Planning for a Job in Travel and Tourism

Entry requirements

You will have an initial assessment of your literacy skills and will need to achieve a score of Entry Level 2 in order to gain access to the course

The aim of the BTEC Level 1 Diploma is to stimulate and recognise achievement in learners who may:

  • Wish to follow a vocationally related course
  • Have gained some qualifications at Entry level
  • Have achievement at GCSE grades D–G


Most of the units are assessed internally by means of assignments, which are based on practical "hands on" tasks taught in the context of real jobs and careers in the Travel sector. This gives you the chance to explore the opportunities offered in that sector, and to acquire appropriate vocational skills. All of the assignments are externally moderated by Edexcel and an overall grade of a Pass will be awarded upon completion of the course.

Future opportunities

Progression to level 2 courses including a level 2 Diploma in Travel & Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Westminster College directly.

Last updated date: 29 February 2016
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