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BTEC Travel & Tourism at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

This course is designed to give students an insight into how the Travel and Tourism Industry is organised and run.  They will gain detailed knowledge on many aspects of the industry and its operations as well as a wider appreciation of Travel and Tourism as a business.


The aims of this course are to allow students to develop cultural and global awareness and to instil a lifelong passion of travel. The course will provide an opportunity to explore the travel and tourism industry and its importance in today’s society. On completing the course students can progress onto a higher level of study, apprenticeship or relevant employment in the business or travel and tourism sector.

Course content

The World of Travel & Tourism

Global Destination

Principles of Marketing in Travel & Toursim

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE examinations including English and Maths.



The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare you for further study or training.


Everyone taking this qualification will study three mandatory units, covering the following content areas:

● The world of travel and tourism – this will develop the skills you need to examine, interpret and analyse a variety of statistics that measure the importance of tourism to the UK.

● Global destinations – you will investigate the features, appeal and importance of different global destinations.

● Principles of marketing in travel and tourism – this will help you to develop a successful marketing plan for use by travel and tourism organisations to attract and engage with customers using research data.

You will also be studying an optional unit which will be focused around either visitor attractions or events, conferences and exhibitions.


Future opportunities

  • Event Management
  • Hotel Management
  • Cabin Crew/Aviation
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Travel agency operations


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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