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Travel & Tourism A-Level at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Course description

This is an exciting course for students interested in following a career in the fast developing Travel & Tourism industry. A student-centered approach encourages the development of independent learning, time management and organisational skills. Practical work will include modules relating to customer service, event management, activity holidays and a detailed consideration of the travel and tourism industry.

The single course leads to an AS in a year or an A level over two years.

The double course leads to an A level in one year or 2 A Levels in 2 years.

Previous students have been successful in applying for degrees/HNDs in Travel and Tourism Management and Marketing – amongst many others. A number of students have also succeeded in gaining employment in the Travel & Tourism industry.

Course content

Year 1 – AS

  • Unit 1 Travel & Tourism in Industry
  • Unit 2 Travel & Tourism Customer
  • Unit 3 Destination Europe

Double students will also study:

  • Unit 7 Responsible Tourism
  • Unit 8 Current Issues in Travel & Tourism
  • Unit 11 Special Interest Holidays

How it is taught

This is an exciting course for students interested in following a career in the dynamic travel & tourism industry. By adopting a student centered approach it encourages the development of independent learning, time management and organisational skills.

Coursework units comprise 66% of the final grade and are taught in a vocational context including visits to facilities such as Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside and further afield to destinations such as Dublin and Paris. Travel related work experience in the first year allows students to gain first-hand experience of the industry. A four-day event abroad in the second year enables students to develop team-building skills and complete the event management unit.

Entry requirements

The usual entry requirement to QE is 5 GCSE grades at C or above including Maths or English. A good number of students study four AS Levels in their first year and to do this we require at least 3B grades and 3C grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who do not achieve these GCSE grades take fewer subjects at A Level and will be required to do resits in GCSE Maths and English if they have not already achieved a grade C in these core subjects. The College is large enough to have a very flexible timetable that allows students to take almost any combination of subjects at A Level. The advantage of this system is that we can tailor your programme to suit your needs and abilities. We give lots of advice if you decide to apply to the College.

Subject Specific

Students should have a grade C at GCSE in English or Maths and should also meet the general college entry requirements for advanced level study. 



  • Unit 1  Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Exam 2 hours
  • 1st Year


  • Unit 7 – Responsble Tourism 
  • Exam
  • June 1st Year

Future opportunities

Degrees/HNDs in:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • International Tourism Management
  • European Travel & Tourism
  • Business Studies / Management
  • Tourism Development Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing


  • Hotel Management
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Travel Agency Management
  • Cabin Crew
  • Airport Ground Staff
  • Events Management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015
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