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Achievement Pathway at Taverham High School

Course description

Introduction and Structure: Travel and Tourism is a level two qualification which will allow you to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism industry as well as and study selected areas in more depth.


The BTEC course allows for the opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. The travel and tourism course follows a program of study that enables progression to further education and employment in travel and tourism. The skills that are developed throughout the course are highly valued by employers within travel and tourism. The BTEC course gives learners confidence by developing independent learning skills and will enable learners to progress onto further education. There are eight units of study that will be covered throughout the year:



Unit 1 The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (External Assessment) This unit covers the main types of tourism in the UK, the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy, and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector.


Unit 2 UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (Internal Assessment) This unit covers what the different types of UK destinations have to offer, as well as locating tourist UK destinations and routes.


Unit 3 The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK (Internal Assessment) This unit gives an insight into why travel and tourism is such a dynamic sector. It looks at developments that have shaped the sector, including how the UK travel and tourism industry has developed with changing lifestyles, interests and technology.


Unit 4 International Travel and Tourism Destinations (Internal Assessment) This unit looks at international travel and tourism destinations and gateways and reasons for their appeal to different visitors. This unit is mandatory as it explores the underpinning knowledge of destinations on an international scale and extends on the essential topics of

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. Unit 6 The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience (Internal Assessment) This unit looks at the needs and expectations of different types of customer in the travel and tourism sector and how organisations address these.

Unit 7 Travel and Tourism Business Environments (External Assessment) This unit looks at a range of businesses, and their structures and functions, in the travel and tourism sector. It covers how economic, visitor and product trends affect businesses in the sector and how they respond to these. This understanding is useful for a wide range of travel jobs, including travel services, passenger transport, business management and planning. This unit is externally assessed.

Unit 9 Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities (Internal Assessment) This unit looks at how the travel and tourism sector is one of the largest and fastest growing in the world. It also covers the broad range of job roles and career opportunities available within the sector.

Unit 10 Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit (Internal Assessment) This unit investigates the planning and reviewing processes for a travel and tourism study visit or trip, including risk assessment, roles and responsibilities and evaluating the success of the trip.

Entry requirements

To study level 2 Travel and Tourism candidates are required to have two C grades at GCSE in any subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Taverham High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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