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Travel and Tourism BTEC First Certificate at Brimsham Green School

Course description

This is a vocational course which aims to inspire and enthuse students to consider careers in the travel industry.

Students will gain knowledge and skills relevant to the travel and tourism industry. Students will study 8 units over one academic year.

The qualification is the equivalent of 3 A*- C grades at GCSE.

Course content

Core units

The UK Travel and Tourism Sector

UK Travel and Tourism destinations


Mandatory units

International Travel and Tourism destinations

Travel and Tourism Business Environments


Optional units

Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience

Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism

Organising a Travel and Tourism Study visit



The following units are externally assessed. This means students have a written examination at the end of each of these units, featuring a combination of multiple choice and short answer responses. 

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector 
  • Travel and Tourism Business Environments

Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to:

  • Level 3 BTEC Travel and Tourism 
  • Level 3 Business courses 
  • Apprenticeship in the travel and tourism industry or any business sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016

Key information


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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.