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BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism at Ken Stimpson Community School

Course description

The course will allow you to develop a wider understanding of how the world of Travel and Tourism works. You will learn about many of the aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry from understanding customer service to organising a travel and tourism study visit. You will be expected to work both independently and as a member of a team. Role-plays and group or individual presentations are an important part of the programme. By studying the BTEC First in Travel and Tourism you will develop a wide range of skills such as: Personal thinking skills, Note Taking, Listening, Essay writing, Presentation and Debating Skills, Report writing, Presentation and role play skills and Research Skills

Course content

Mandatory and optional units To achieve the BTEC Level 1/2 Award leaners must complete four units, two core and two optional.

• Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector - this unit covers the main types of tourism in the UK, the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector.

• Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations - this unit covers what the different types of UK destinations have to offer, as well as locating tourist UK destinations and routes.

There is a further two mandatory units.

Unit 7: Travel and Tourism Business Environments, which will provide you with the ability to apply knowledge and demonstrate analysis through external assessment.

Unit 8 is called ‘International Travel and Tourism Destinations’ and is internally assessed.

We will also cover 8 specialist units from the following list:

• The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK

• Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

• The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience

• Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism

• Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit

• Holiday Representatives

• UK Travel Agency Operations

• The Cruise Industry

• Hospitality Operations in the Travel and Tourism Sector

• UK Visitor Attractions

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 Grade D and 3 Grade E graded GCSEs


Unit 1 and 7 are externally assessed but the other units are assessed internally thorough the completion of coursework portfolios. Internal assessment enables learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they gather and provide evidence towards meeting the unit assessment criteria. The qualification is graded at Level1, Level2 Pass, Merit or Distinction

Future opportunities

The next step could be to progress onto Further Education and continue your studies in Travel and Tourism - completing a Level 3 BTEC in Travel and Tourism. However, if you do not want to go on to F.E. then there could be employment opportunities awaiting a student with this qualification. This qualification is entirely based on unit areas that prepare and support students who may wish to enter the Travel and Tourism sector directly after completing the qualification.

Further information

Level: Level 2 Duration: 1 year Qualification: Pearson BTEC Level 1/ Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism (Technical Certificate) Entry Requirements: A minimum of 3 Grade D and 3 Grade E graded GCSEs

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ken Stimpson Community School directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form Administrator
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01733765950
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • Ken Stimpson Community School is a single site school which is endowed with superb facilities, some of which are shared with Werrington District Library and Werrington Sports & Recreation Centre. The school has access to sports facilities, multiple computer suites, drama studios, music classrooms and practice spaces, dance theatres and performance areas all of which would be less likely to be found in a more traditional school. In addition to our well equipped and resourced teaching blocks we also have a two-court, floodlit astroturf area and extensive playing fields.