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Travel and Tourism BTEC level 1/2 Extended Certificate at Chace Community School

Course description

The Level 1 / 2 BTEC Extended Certificate in Leisure and Tourism is a course designed to give students a broad understanding of this industry.  It encourages the student to plan, monitor and evaluate their work based on an imaginative programme of study.  

The vocational nature of the course allows students to develop problem solving skills, emphasising the use of IT, numeracy and good communication skills in line with the government Key Skills requirement.  It is an active course, supplemented by a period of work experience and vocational visits which assist in putting school based work in its appropriate context.  

Six of the units are assessed through assignments and investigations where students develop the ability to organise and research their own work.  Alongside this there are two formal exams in this programme that are sat at the end of the taught module.  

There will be a visit planed by the students in the Spring, to study customer service, as well as, complete another unit of work.  There will also be other visits to local businesses and tourist attractions in London throughout the year.  There is also an opportunity for students to participate in an international trip.

You will also study GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not already achieved a C grade in these subjects. 

Course content

In order to gain a place on any BTEC Level 2 course you must have a minimum of five GCSE subjects grades A* – G including Maths and English. 

Core units:

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (exam)
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • International Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Travel and Tourism Business Environments (exam)

Optional specialist units we intend to study:

  • The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK
  • Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
  • The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience
  • Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism
  • Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities
  • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit
  • Hospitality Operations in the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • UK Visitor Attractions

Entry requirements

In order to gain a place on any BTEC Level 2 course you must have a minimum of five GCSE subjects grades A* – G including Maths and English, possibly with one or two grade Cs or above. 

Future opportunities

Some students may choose to progress on to a Level 3 Course in Travel and Tourism at college.  Some other students may choose to apply for an apprenticeship or seek employment in this sector once they have left the sixth form. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chace Community School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years