BTEC Travel and Tourism at The Whitby High School
The travel and tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel
undertaken by individuals for both leisure and business purposes continuing to increase. An
expansion in the short-break market has led to a growth of regional airports in the UK and
across Europe and a rise in the number of new hospitality enterprises including health spas
and boutique hotels. This rapid expansion has led to huge demand for a more flexibly skilled
The BTEC Nationals in Travel and Tourism have been developed in the Travel and Tourism
· ·give education and training for Travel and Tourism employees
· give opportunities for Travel and Tourism employees to achieve a nationally
recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification
· give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the Travel and
Tourism sector or to progress to vocational qualifications
· give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal
skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
The Subsidiary Diplomacourse( Equivalent to 1 ‘A’ level) consists of 4 mandatory units plus
units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits
The Diploma equivalent to 2 ‘A’levels) consists of 4 mandatory units plus optional units that
provide for a combined total of 120 credits
You will receive feedback on your progress throughout the course as you provide evidence
towards the grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of
diverse activities such as visits to Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, Manchester Airport and
includes role play and oral assessment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Whitby High School directly.