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Travel and Tourism BTEC National Award at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Travel and Tourism will give students an insight into the world of employment in the travel industry. It will provide students with a sound understanding of how important customer service is and will help develop interpersonal and social skills. It will enable students to build on their geographical knowledge in the UK and worldwide. You will have an excellent bank of knowledge and skills that can be applied to further education or any future employment opportunities

Course content

Year One
Unit One: Investigating the Travel and Tourism sector
Unit Two: The business of Travel and Tourism
Unit Three: The UK as a destination

Year Two
Unit Four: Customer service in Travel and Tourism
Unit Six: Preparing for employment in Travel and Tourism
Unit Seven: European destinations

Entry requirements

A genuine interest in the Travel and Tourism industry and the ability to interpret good practice, use technology and to understand the importance of tourism in a vocational context. 5 GCSEs at A*-C, including a C in Leisure and Tourism, Geography or Business Studies as a foundation to this course.


This is a BTEC qualification and involves six units of coursework and 2 external examinations.

Future opportunities

This vocational award allows for a number of further progression routes. It is a sound basis for HE courses such as HNC in Travel or Travel and Tourism Management. It prepares students for a career in the Travel and Tourism industry in areas such as Travel Agents, Conference Planning and Resort Representatives. Similarly students may move on to other Travel and Tourism related qualifications such as a NVQ in Tour Operations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbeyfield School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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