Travel & Tourism – Options

Subject: Travel & Tourism

Head of Department: Mrs K Skeffington

Qualification: BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism

Examination Board: BTEC

Course Content:
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%).

Job ideas:
The broad range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life in roles such as:-
Travel agents
Airline Customer Services
Cabin Crew
Cruise Ship Steward
Heritage Officer   

For further information see:  Mrs K Skeffington


Contact the Prestatyn High School Options Team

Mr A Hall
Assistant Head Teacher

Prestatyn High School
Princes Avenue Prestatyn
LL19 8RS

01745 852312

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