Travel and Tourism

If you want to be part of an exciting, constantly changing industry that enables you to travel, meet new people and develop transferable skills, then travel and tourism is for you. The sector covers a wide range of roles including holiday representatives, airline work, conferencing and events.

What is BTEC Travel and Tourism?

What are BTEC Firsts? BTEC First Awards are primarily designed for use in schools as an introductory Level 1/Level 2 course for learners who want to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learned in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and, in due course, prepare learners to enter the workplace. These qualifications are intended primarily for learners in the 14–16 age group, but may also be used by other learners who wish to gain an introductory understanding of a vocational area. BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. The qualifications are popular and effective because they enable learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking, working from a prescribed brief, working to deadlines, presenting information effectively, accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

What Will You Study?

Unit 1: The UK travel and tourism sector – Exam

Unit 2: UK travel and tourism destinations – Assignments

  • Aim A: Know UK travel and tourism destinations and gateways: UK destinations
  • Aim B: Investigate the appeal of UK tourism destinations for different types of visitors
  • Aim C: Plan UK holidays to meet the needs of different visitors

Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience – Assignments

  • Learning Aim A: Investigate Travel and Tourism Customer Service
  • Learning aim B: Explore the needs and expectations of different types of customer in the travel and tourism sector
  • Learning Aim C: Understand the importance of Customer Service to Travel and Tourism Organisations

Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations – Assignments

  • Aim A: Know the major international travel and tourism destinations and gateways
  • Aim B: Investigate the appeal of international travel and tourism destinations to different types of visitor
  • Aim C: Be able to plan international travel to meet the needs of visitors
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