BTEC Travel and Tourism provides students with an introduction to the travel and tourism sector. It provides students with the underpinning knowledge and skills needed for industry and higher education requirements and to develop transferrable higher skills highly regarded by higher education and employers. Students study the topics of "The World of Travel and Tourism" and "Global Destinations", which are externally assessed. In addition, there are two coursework units, one is "Visitor Attractions" and the other is "Managing the Customer Experience".
BTEC Travel and Tourism (601/9023/1)
Two units are externally assessed. The World of Travel and Tourism is a assessed through a 1½ hour exam and the Global Destinations unit is assessed through a controlled assessment based on a case study issued two weeks prior. The remaining two units are internally assessed coursework.
Gaining BTEC Travel and Tourism will support further study in this or any other subject as it provides relevant transferrable skills. Careers paths include employment in travel agencies, air travel and customer service roles.