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Travel and Tourism (BTEC National Level 3) at Morecambe Community High School

Course description

Candidates will study 3 units at AS level and a further 3 units at A2. Emphasis is placed on vocationally related contexts. The course will contain one unit that is externally assessed. It is not necessary to have studied Travel & Tourism at GCSE level.

BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. The BTEC Course in Travel and Tourism will encourage candidates to develop broad skills, knowledge and understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry. It will prepare students for further study or training in travel and tourism related occupations.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 – Investigating Travel & Tourism Unit 2 – The Business of Travel & Tourism Unit 3 – The UK as a Destination

Year 13

Unit 4 – Customer Service in Travel & Tourism Unit 7 – European Destinations
Unit 8 – Long Haul Destinations


External Assessment 100% Coursework 100% Coursework

100% Coursework 100% Coursework 100% Coursework

Most Travel & Tourism modules are 100% coursework. For each module you will complete a portfolio of evidence that will include presentations, group work projects, practical activities and displays as well as the more formal written assignment approach. This allows students to improve their work so that it meets higher level criteria. One module will be externally assessed through an exam at the end of the year.

At the end of each module you will be graded with a; Pass (equivalent to an E grade at A level), a Merit (equivalent to a C grade at A level) or a Distinction (equivalent to an A grade at A level). These are then combined together to form a final grade.


Future opportunities

The Travel and Tourism course is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in Travel and Tourism which is one of the fastest growing sectors in the United Kingdom. Budget airlines, the Internet and the growth of specialist holidays have all helped create new opportunities for anyone wanting to work in the travel and tourism industry.

Another aspect of the travel and tourism industry is the work of the tourist authorities and boards, set up to promote the counties and regions of the UK.

Travel and Tourism BTEC National aims to provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism industry for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected occupational areas. These include careers in retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

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