Travel & Tourism

BTEC Level 2 Certificate

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of two grade Ds at GCSE.

If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.

All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2018, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2019 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.

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What will I study?

You will study a total of eight units over the year of the course. These cover areas such as:

  • The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Travel and Tourism Customer Service Experience
  • International Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Travel and Tourism Business Environments
  • Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
  • The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK
  • Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit

The study programme will also include opportunities to improve your English and maths, your IT skills and a work placement. All learners will be able to obtain an Employability Passport as part of your programme of study. This will help you obtain work in the future.

What skills do I need?

  • A commitment and interest in finding out more about the travel and tourism industry.
  • An ability to plan your work to meet deadlines.
  • A willingness to find information and expand knowledge through research.
  • A basic ability to express work ideas in clear written and spoken English.

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Why should I study this course?

Explore a career that will take you places and learn the skills and knowledge required to work in the vocational travel and tourism sector.

This is a vocational course which will help prepare you for working in one of the UK’s most exciting industries. You will have the opportunity to learn about the travel and tourism industry.

You will find out how it works and why it is such an important sector in the economy. Most importantly, the course will help develop the skills which employers value and expect from prospective workers of the future.

This one year course is equivalent to two GCSEs. It is an ideal stepping stone to either a job in the industry or perhaps further study in Travel and Tourism at Level 3.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed through coursework and two examinations. All coursework units are internally marked and externally moderated. Examined units can be taken in January and June.

What will this course prepare me for?

This course will give you an excellent understanding of how the travel and tourism industry works. It will help prepare you for being successful in finding a job in one of many sectors of the industry from working in a travel agent, being a holiday representative or even being a member of the cabin crew with a major airline.

Private Study

You will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of private study a week. This work is outside of the classroom and will enable you to complete your coursework tasks and achieve your target grade.

What materials will I need to provide?

The college will provide you with basic textbooks and teaching materials. You will need to provide paper, pens and other writing materials. We would advise you to obtain a USB stick to help you with the completion of coursework outside of lessons.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by enthusiastic staff who share your interest in the travel and tourism industry. You will experience a wide variety of learning activities during the course including the chance to take part in several visits to the past local, regional and national travel and tourism venues. In the past students have visited Blackpool, York, London and Scarborough. There is likely to be the opportunity to visit overseas. Each year we visit the exciting city of Amsterdam.

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism is for you if:

You are keen to find out about the world’s largest industry. It could also be suited to you if you like doing coursework (and dislike too many exams). This is a practical course which develops lots of important skills.

The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism is not for you if:

If you are not interested in finding out about the exciting world of travel or you are not very good at keeping to coursework deadlines.