Accessibility links

Travel & Tourism at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

It provides an alternative to A level and is assessed in a completely different way. The course is recognised by all universities as being worth the equivalent of a full A level and the course attracts UCAS points. The course has a vital vocational element and provides an excellent route into working in an industry that employs almost 10% of the UK workforce. The qualification is highly rated amongst tourism operators and the tourism sector of the economy is predicted to continue to grow in the future.

Course content

A mix of compulsory and optional units including: Customer services The UK as a destination Long haul travel Responsible tourism European destinations

Entry requirements

Standard WCSF requirements


Year 12 - BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism Certificate Year13 - BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism Subsidiary Diploma The course is 100% coursework. Students are required to complete a series of tasks that are marked by the subject teachers. Assessments are also moderated by the exam board. You will be expected to participate in a number of day trips and residential visits to tourist destinations

Future opportunities

There are a number of possibilities: - Further study in the subject at university or college - You may use the UCAS points for admission to an unrelated university or college course - An excellent way of gaining employment within the booming Travel and Tourism industry.

Further information

A variety of methods but there is a real emphasis on research skills and independent learning. Many of the assessments will require strong collaborative skills

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

Contact details