Subject: Travel & Tourism
Head of Department: Mrs K Skeffington
Qualification: BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism
Examination Board: BTEC
The qualification provides an engaging introduction to the world of travel and tourism, developing knowledge and technical skills. Pupils will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. Pupils will investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK and study international travel and tourism.
The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience
International Travel and Tourism Destinations
A key focus is the development of skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management. Communication and numeracy skills are also developed during the course. Thinking skills are also developed through team work, creative thinking and reflective practices.
How you will be assessed:
2 coursework assessments (50%), 1 controlled assessment (25%) and 1 examination (25%).
The broad range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in roles such as:-
Airline Customer Services
Cruise Ship Steward
For further information see: Mrs K Skeffington
Why should I choose this subject?