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A2 Applied Travel and Tourism (Double Award) at John Colet School

Course description

Over the two years of the course, you will study 12 modules with assessment through a combination of coursework portfolios and conventional exams. Two thirds of the marks are based on coursework.

The course is a practical one that opens up a variety of possible future career opportunities. It can also ease your way into the rapidly expanding range of degree courses in travel, leisure, tourism and event management being offered at universities. The market is a very dynamic one and you will be expected to read and research widely outside lessons showing a high level of commitment and enthusiasm for the subject.

Course content

Ecotourism: Students investigate one of the fastest growing market niches in the travel industry with a particular focus on Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Students investigate the current trends in ecotourism and how the impact of initiatives such as the The International Ecotourism Society’s key principles and triangular relationships between the private, public and voluntary sector.

Human Resources in Travel and Tourism: Students investigate the management of the human resources (people) within two separate travel organisations. Students research the provision for motivation, training, employment legislation and recruitment and selection, including taking part in one mock interview with full evaluation of their performance.

Entry requirements

Normal Sixth Form entry requirements including a Grade C in either English Language or Literature.


Summer Year 13
Adventure Tourism
Event Management
Human Resources in the travel industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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