Travel & Tourism
The intent of travel and tourism is to provide an engaging curriculum which develops your knowledge and skills to work in a popular and expanding employment sector. We aim to ensure that all our students can go out into the world of work or further studies with the attributes necessary to be successful.
Travel and Tourism as a subject is important as all the skills, knowledge and understanding developed by students while they are studying this subject will prove beneficial in their further studies and employment. The travel and tourism industry cover several types of careers from service to executive positions
Travel and Tourism will develop understanding about tourism as an activity, how the industry is organised and developed, and how tourism influences society locally, nationally and globally.
Students who study travel and tourism will be prepared to face their future with many transferable skills.
Key Stage 4
No matter which route you follow, Travel and Tourism can help you prepare for further and higher education such as AS/A2 Levels and BTEC and NVQ courses. You will become skilled in making decisions, being creative, solving problems, understanding finance, dealing with data, communicating and working as part of team. A Level 2 Travel & Tourism course could lead to work in a profession such as management, marketing, customer service and other careers within the leisure and tourism industry.
Unit 1 UK Travel and Tourism Sector Exam (25%): Types of travel and tourism, Principles of sustainable tourism, The importance of the travel and tourism, sector to the UK economy, Key organisations in the travel and tourism sector and the role of consumer technology.
Unit 2 UK Destinations Coursework (25%): UK travel and tourism destinations and gateways, Appeal of UK destinations, Increasing appeal of UK destinations, Planning UK holidays to meet the needs of different visitors.
Unit 5 Worldwide Travel and Tourism Coursework (25%): Climatic conditions affecting the appeal of travel and tourism, the effect of worldwide time, how entry/exit requirements affect different destinations, how health issues affect travel and tourism and emergency situations that affect travel and tourism.
Unit 6 Customer Experience Coursework (25%): What is ‘customer service’?, different types of organisations in the travel and tourism industry, the needs and expectations of different types of customers, responding to customer needs, impact of excellent and poor customer service.