Travel and Tourism

Head of Department: Mrs K Morris

Department Introduction

The Travel and Tourism industry is ever-changing and responding to world-wide challenges and developments.  Students can opt to study Travel and Tourism from Year 10 through to Year 13.  The courses we offer are aimed towards students who are interested in employment or further education in the industry. 

Courses

In Key Stage 4 students can opt to study the BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism.  This two-year course has been developed to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the Travel and Tourism industry.  It has been designed for those students who are particularly interested in working in the Travel and Tourism industry.  This course will give students the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the Travel and Tourism sector, for example posts in travel agencies, visitor attractions and the tourist information centres.    

BTEC 2012 Specification (pearson.com)

In Key Stage 5 students can opt to study the Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism.  This two-year course comprises of two examination units and two coursework units.  Students study The World of Travel and Tourism, Global Destinations and the Principles of Marketing and Tourism, plus an optional unit. 

BTEC 2016 Specification (pearson.com)

Enrichment

During our courses, we offer a variety of extra-curricular activities such as trips and visits. We actively encourage students to participate in work-related activity including work tasters, volunteering, or a work placement. This provides students with the opportunity to develop their career choices; experience the world of work and develop employability skills.