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Travel and Tourism (Single Award) A Level at Hereford Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is one of a suite of vocational A Levels. It is ideal if you want to combine academic studies with a more practical “real world” approach.

It is recommended for those that have a keen interest in Travel and Tourism or enjoy applied learning and coursework.

Course content

Using work-related contexts and innovative teaching and assessment methods, this course offers a broad introduction to the travel and tourism industry.
You will also develop your communication, numeracy and IT skills, research skills, report writing and public speaking skills.

The Single Award leads to one A Level.

You will be required to produce two coursework portfolios of evidence each year.

Topics studied include:

  • The travel and tourism industry.
  • Customer service.
  • Travel Destinations.
  • Event management.
  • Tourism development.
  • Cultural tourism.

Entry requirements

You are not expected to have studied Travel & Tourism before.

A GCSE in Leisure & Tourism may be helpful but is not essential.

You will also need:

  • A focused attitude.
  • Commitment, dedication and the ability to plan your time effectively.

Future opportunities

This course will enhance your prospects of working in the travel and tourism industry, for example as a travel advisor, hotel manager, adventure holiday trainer, air hostess or theme park manager.

Further information

A range of trips and events will be offered. These support your learning and provide opportunities to gain real life experiences and industry knowledge. They provide a good opportunity to get to know others and develop team working skills but they also help towards your coursework, for example the New York trip is part of the unit on Travel Destinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

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