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BTEC Travel & Tourism at St Bartholomew's School

Course description

This is an exciting and challenging course which provides the opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of business concepts and ideas through a hands-on approach. There are two compulsory core units. An example of this is unit 1 which concentrates on the types of tourism that exist, the development of the UK travel and tourism industry and the legislation and issues that have affected the industry.

Unit 2 develops an understanding of what the UK travel and tourism industry has to offer tourists. It enables students to identify and locate tourist destinations which meet the needs of different types of customers.

The optional units include International Tourism Destinations, Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience.


2 core units (one external exam)
2 mandatory units (one external exam)
4 optional units

A variety of appropriate teaching and learning styles are used. The theoretical issues will be teacher-led, but the focus is on student-centred learning. Students will be encouraged to use evidence in their work in a range of ways, through written reports, brochures and role plays. Students will be encouraged to use a range of sources including brochures, guide books, atlases and the Internet.

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Trips to local businesses. Although not necessary, it would be appropriate for students to have access to a PC at home.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Bartholomew's School directly.

Last updated date: 25 June 2015

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