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Travel & Tourism Btec Extended Certificate at Writhlington School

Course description

The travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest and growing industries in the UK. The value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £126 billion, and the sector employs around 3.1 million people. Btec Travel and Tourism provides opportunities for you to develop your knowledge and understanding of places, interpret information, understand the importance of customer service and prepare yourself for the many different opportunities this course can lead to.

Course content

Year 12 - Start by learning about the travel and tourism industry – developing the skills needed to examine, interpret and analyse a variety of statistics that measure the importance of tourism to the UK. Then move on investigate different types of destinations and their importance – investigating the features and appeal of global destinations.


Year 13 - In Year 13 we look at customer service – exploring and applying ways of managing internal and external customer experience to support organisational success and to develop customer service skills. Then students get the opportunity to pick a topic of their own choice reflecting the interests they have developed so far. This may include visitor attractions, passenger transport, events,

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 4 to 9. including English and Maths.


You will sit two written examinations, ideally during Year 12. You will prepare four units including a portfolio which is marked externally, the remaining two units of work will complete an internally assessed portfolio

Future opportunities

Air Cabin Crew

Hotel Manager

Museum Assistant

Travel Agent

Resort Representative

Wedding Planner

Tourist Information Assistant

Further information

There are opportunities for international trips to New York and Iceland as part of this course, costing approximately £850.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

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