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BTEC Travel and Tourism at The Whitby High School

Course description

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

sector to:

· ·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.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

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