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Travel and Tourism BTEC Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:

Unit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector (10 Credits)

This unit enables learners to develop their knowledge of the travel and tourism sector, its component industries, their role and the interrelationships within the sector. We also at how the sector has developed over the last 50 years, what it is today and how it is being affected by current trends and factors.

Unit 3: The UK as a Destination (10 Credit)

In this unit learners to develop their skills in locating destinations in the United Kingdom and also gain an overview of the UK tourism product and how it attracts and meets the needs of domestic and inbound visitors. We consider the factors that affect tourism to and within the UK..

Unit 7: European Destinations (10 Credit)
In this unit learners will gain skills to enable them to locate and explore the diverse destinations that make up the European travel market. They will develop their knowledge of the appeal of destinations for different leisure experiences and gain an understanding of the factors affecting the development and decline of selected destinations.

Year 13:

Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism (10 Credit)

This unit will enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding about travel and tourism as a business and appreciate that travel and tourism organisations operate and have a role to play in a business environment. They will learn about how travel and tourism organisations gain competitive advantage to meet their aims and be successful.

Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism (10 Credit)

This unit enables learners to gain understanding of how excellent customer service contributes to the success of travel and tourism organisations. Learners will develop knowledge and skills to provide customer service and achieve sales in travel and tourism situations.

Unit 11: Investigating the Cruise Industry.
In this unit learners develop their knowledge about the cruise industry environment and the opportunities for employment with a range of cruise operators. Learners will develop their skills in selecting cruises that appeal to cruise customers and meet specific needs and also develop their understanding about the impacts of cruising on the main cruise areas around the world.

Unit 19: UK Visitor Attractions

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop their understanding of the importance of both built and natural attractions to the appeal and popularity of destinations or areas within the UK. Learners will have opportunities to research different visitor attractions and gain knowledge about the products and services they offer.

This is done through coursework completed in all 12 units that are internally marked and assessed. There are no examinations for the current specification.

Course content

Year 12:

Unit 1: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector (10 Credits)

This unit enables learners to develop their knowledge of the travel and tourism sector, its component industries, their role and the interrelationships within the sector. We also at how the sector has developed over the last 50 years, what it is today and how it is being affected by current trends and factors.

Unit 3: The UK as a Destination (10 Credit)

In this unit learners to develop their skills in locating destinations in the United Kingdom and also gain an overview of the UK tourism product and how it attracts and meets the needs of domestic and inbound visitors. We consider the factors that affect tourism to and within the UK..

Unit 7: European Destinations (10 Credit)
In this unit learners will gain skills to enable them to locate and explore the diverse destinations that make up the European travel market. They will develop their knowledge of the appeal of destinations for different leisure experiences and gain an understanding of the factors affecting the development and decline of selected destinations.

Year 13:

Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism (10 Credit)

This unit will enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding about travel and tourism as a business and appreciate that travel and tourism organisations operate and have a role to play in a business environment. They will learn about how travel and tourism organisations gain competitive advantage to meet their aims and be successful.

Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism (10 Credit)

This unit enables learners to gain understanding of how excellent customer service contributes to the success of travel and tourism organisations. Learners will develop knowledge and skills to provide customer service and achieve sales in travel and tourism situations.

Unit 11: Investigating the Cruise Industry.
In this unit learners develop their knowledge about the cruise industry environment and the opportunities for employment with a range of cruise operators. Learners will develop their skills in selecting cruises that appeal to cruise customers and meet specific needs and also develop their understanding about the impacts of cruising on the main cruise areas around the world.

Unit 19: UK Visitor Attractions

The aim of this unit is for learners to develop their understanding of the importance of both built and natural attractions to the appeal and popularity of destinations or areas within the UK. Learners will have opportunities to research different visitor attractions and gain knowledge about the products and services they offer.

This is done through coursework completed in all 12 units that are internally marked and assessed. There are no examinations for the current specification.

Entry requirements

Year 12:
Students must have achieved a Merit in the Level 2 BTEC Travel and Tourism course or four GCSEs at grades A*-C.

Year 13:

Students must successfully complete all of the Year 12 units studied in order to continue with this course in Year 13.

Future opportunities

The course will give students the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the Travel and Tourism sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel Level 5 BTEC Higher National in Travel and Tourism Management. The level 3 qualification also carries UCAS points

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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