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Travel and Tourism at Outwood Academy Ripon

Course description

One Year (AS equivalent)
1. Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop the knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector, its component industries, their role and the interrelationships within the sector. Learners will develop the knowledge and understanding of how the industries have developed over the last 50years and how it is currently being affected by current trends and factors.

2. The Business of Travel and Tourism
Anyone joining a travel and tourism organisation (or thinking of starting up their own) should know where
it fits within the travel and tourism business environment, understand its key characteristics and how the
organisation gains a competitive advantage over others.

3. The UK as a Destination
This unit enables learners to develop their skills in locating destinations in the United Kingdom and also gain an overview of the UK tourism product and how it attracts and meets the needs of domestic and inbound visitors. Learners will develop their understanding of the factors that affect tourism to and within the UK. The unit supports the development of research skills through the exploration of UK tourist destinations and their locations.

Two Years (A2 equivalent)
4. Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
This unit enables learners to gain understanding of how excellent customer service contributes to the success
of travel and tourism organisations. Learners will develop knowledge and skills to provide customer service and achieve sales in travel and tourism situations.

7. European Destinations
In this unit learners will gain skills to enable them to locate and explore the diverse destinations that make
up the European travel market. They will develop their knowledge of the appeal of destinations for different
leisure experiences and gain an understanding of the factors affecting the development and decline of selected destinations.

8. Long-haul Travel Destinations
The focus of this unit is for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of long-haul travel destinations.
They will develop skills in locating major long-haul destinations, as well as the skills needed to plan a multicenter long-haul tour.

Entry requirements

To be successful you must:

• Be able to meet deadlines.

• Have excellent research skills.

• Be interested in the subject.

• Have strong teamwork skills.

• Excellent communication skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Outwood Academy Ripon directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years