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Travel and Tourism A Level at St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Course description

The Travel industry is one of the UK’s most fast paced sectors and currently employs around 1.4 billion people, which accounts for a huge 5% of the UK employment. We all enjoy those weekend breaks, holidays in the sun or times skiing in breathtaking surroundings, but the question is what happens from the first look in the brochure to actually being there?

There are many logistics around the travel industry that you will find out more about, from short and long haul destinations, customers services within the travel sector to how the travel industry has changed. Can you predict what many happen in this ever changing industry? If an industry that is ever changing and makes £19billion a year for the UK is of interest to you and you enjoy exploring what different destinations have to offer Travel and Tourism may be for you.

Course content


Introducing Travel and Tourism (written exam) - Here you will learn about the nature and scale of travel and tourism and development of the tourism industry.

Customer Service (coursework) - This looks at the needs of external and internal customers, customer service skills and personal presentation whilst assessing the quality of customer service in the industry. You will also complete a week of work experience for this module.

Travel Destinations (coursework) - This module is an investigation into the geographical locations of major short and long haul destinations for UK tourists, key features and appeal of major destinations and changes in popularity of tourist destinations.


Event Management (coursework) - This will give you the opportunity to work as part of a team to plan, carry out and evaluate a real travel and tourism project.

Tourism Development (written exam) - You will learn about the aims and objectives of tourism development throughout the world and the positive and negative impacts of tourism development, and why tourism development needs to be managed effectively to ensure long-term sustainability in this module.

The Guided Tour (coursework) - For this piece of coursework you will plan and deliver a guided tour of your choice. The tours can be in a number of forms, from virtual to person led. The possibilities with this module are endless and allow for your creativity and understanding of the travel and tourism industry to shine through.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English GCSE.


Coursework and exams.

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

Key information

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