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Travel and Tourism - BTEC Level 2 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

This is a theory based course for school leavers who are looking for an introduction into key areas of the travel and tourism industry. You will learn about the UK's travel and tourism destinations, explore customer service within the industry, and plan simple journeys using different modes of transport across the UK. You will also study three specialist units such as European holiday destinations, planning visits for travel and tourism, and developing business skills for the industry. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis for further qualifications.

Course content

The course will encourage you to develop the skills and essential know-how required for today's rapidly expanding world of travel and tourism. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist skills. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.

You will study:

  • UK travel and tourism destinations
  • Exploring customer service in travel and tourism
  • Planning simple trips in the UK using different modes of transport
  • European holiday destinations
  • Developing business skills for travel and tourism.

You may go on trips and industry visits and do work-based activities.

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above, or successful completion of a Foundation Level course including functional skills in English and maths.

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Most units are assessed via assignments which are individually graded (2 units are assessed by paper based exams). An overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aviation Operations or Travel and Tourism if you achieve a merit or distinction, or find work in a relevant sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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