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Travel & Tourism at Blackfen School for Girls

Course description

Travel and Tourism BTEC is a well-regarded subject by employers due to the range of skills and content developed during the course. The course draws on Business and Geography and develops independent learning skills, analytical skills and the ability to work independently.

The vocational learning style is completely different from the more traditional routes. Students may research their topics and present results in a wide variety of ways other than written text. They don’t have to work alone, group interaction can often play a part, for example through teamwork and role-play. BTECs can engage and enhance the performance of all learners, who recognise that the skills they are developing are those that employers will value. They are learning in a practical way without the need to commit to an apprenticeship.

These courses aim to provide students with an overview of the travel and tourism industry, the key components, the main destinations and the ways in which these destinations market themselves to attract a range of visitors. This course is subject to change from September 2016 and the new course will include some external exam assessment to complement the internal assignments.

Course content

Units studied: Investigating the Travel and Tourism Industry, The UK as a Destination, European Destinations, The Business of Travel and Tourism, Customer Service in Travel and Tourism and Research in Travel and Tourism


Coursework—3 units will be covered each year. There are 3 assignment tasks for each unit.

Future opportunities

Travel and Tourism Careers in Travel and Tourism and associated industries.  University courses such as: Hospitality Events Management, Travel Business Studies.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackfen School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years