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Travel and Tourism A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

You will be interested in tourism and might wish to work in the industry in the future. Many students go on to tourism related degrees, others move directly into employment. You will study a variety of work-related themes and gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the tourism industry, its size, development and importance to the UK economy.

You will learn about why customers are the most important part of the industry, and the standards of service they should expect.

You will also examine the major features of short and long haul destinations for UK tourists. Later on you will study Tourism Development and Cultural Tourism. This will give you an international insight into other cultures and traditions. Event management will give you the chance to devise and deliver a team event. As you would expect there will be a lot of discussion and group work, and the chance to go on tourism related visits during the course.

 Students are given the chance to visit a tourism destination as part of their studies. There will also be the opportunity for students to go on work experience in a travel and tourism related setting, to find out how travel and tourism businesses operate in the real world.

Entry requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.

Subject Specific

To study Travel and Tourism at A level there are no subject specific requirements but you will need to meet the general college entry requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.