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Travel and Tourism AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford

Course description

The study of Travel and Tourism allows you to develop an understanding of how the industry has developed and is ever changing. You can learn about the United Kingdom, Europe and many other popular holiday destinations around the world. This course enables you to develop many skills which are invaluable to any future study or career but particularly those in the travel industry. This includes research skills, presentation skills, individual and team work as well as more specific skills such as customer service.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 – Investigating the Travel and Tourism Industry

Unit 3 – The UK as a Tourism Destination

Unit 8 – Long-haul Travel Destinations

Year 13

Unit 2 - The Business of Travel and Tourism

Unit 4 – Customer Service in the Travel and Tourism Industry

Unit 7 – European Destinations

Entry requirements

This is a demanding course where all your work counts. Ideally you should have achieved at least a C grade at GCSE English Language and be keen to learn about the industry. A GCSE in Travel and Tourism or Geography is useful but not essential. This is a challenging course so you must be self-motivated and prepared for self study.

Future opportunities

This qualification is suitable for those who want to pursue a career within the Travel and Tourism industry or wanting to proceed onto higher education.  It is good preparation for higher level courses in Travel and Tourism, Hospitality Management, Airline Management, Business and other related subjects at degree level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact our Sixth Form Centre at or call us on 01483 484511.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2014
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