Travel and Tourism at Neston High School
The BTEC subsidiary diploma in Travel and Tourism is a two year course. The course will allow you to develop and understanding of the importance of the travel and tourism industry to the UK and international economies. You will examine the different components of the industry and will investigate the UK as a destination, develop customer service skills increase your chances of employment in the industry.
It is equivalent to one GCE A-Level at grade A*-E. You will be required to complete various projects and coursework assignments, and these will often involve you completing action research on the Internet or by interviewing people involved in the travel and tourism industry. Role-play are integral in the customer service and preparing for employment units.
Why take BTEC Travel and Tourism?
BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism provides you with a springboard to a university degree or foundation degree in an appropriate vocational discipline, and can provide you with access to HND courses. There is a wide variety of university courses available to help you pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry.
* Job opportunities exist in many different areas of tourism, including travel agents, tour operators, accommodation providers, transport providers, tourist attractions, tourist boards and destination management companies. As well as a wide range of UK employment opportunities, many of the job opportunities in travel and tourism are overseas.
* Learners access the underpinning knowledge and expertise of an industry that contributes over £115 billion of economic benefit to the UK economy.
What will I study? The course allows you to cover a large number of areas including:
* investigating the travel and tourism sector
* the business of travel and tourism
* the UK as a destination
* customer service in travel and tourism
* preparing for employment in travel and tourism
* European destinations
The course is highly regarded by employers and will provide a good progression route to further employment, work based training or higher education. Many transferrable skills are gained through studying BTEC Travel and Tourism, including personal organisation, meeting deadlines, verbal and written communication, ICT skills, business planning and action research.
4 A* - D with 1 C in key subject
All students must achieve, or be working towards, GCSE Grade C in English and Maths.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Neston High School directly.