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Travel and Tourism BTEC First Award at Christ The King College

Course description

The qualification provides a preliminary vocational education and training for those interested in the travel and tourism industry. The component parts of the BTEC First Award have a strong business element, making the qualification suitable for learners who wish to move into employment, training or further education. The course requires you to study two core units and two additional units.

Course content

Core 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. (Externally assessed)
Core Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. This unit enables learners to explore the appeal of the UK as a tourist destination and planning holidays to meet the needs of different customers. (Internally assessed)


Core Units:

Level Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector  

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations.

Two Additional units:

Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations 

Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism 

Future opportunities

The Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism can be used by successful candidates as a stepping stone towards entering initial employment in positions such as passenger check-in officer or tourist information centre assistant.
Students can progress to study BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism, or to enrol on another Level 2 programme, such as a relevant NVQ, or to move on to a higher level qualification such as the Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Travel and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years