BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism

“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” 

We offer vocational courses in Business and Travel and Tourism.  Through this kind of education, we prepare students for a specific trade by having a more hands on experience and practical approach to the subjects taught.  In year 12 students are encouraged and supported to find a placement in the relevant industry.  These courses could lead to higher qualifications, such as, diplomas or a degree and they have opened up many career pathways for our students.

One Year course

Examination Board/ Website: Edexcel

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/travel-and-tourism-2013-nqf.html

Entry requirements:

An interest in Travel and Tourism and competent in oral and written communication and 5 GCSE’s at A*-E.

Students must complete the two core units, and two optional units.

Core Units:

The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – External Assessment, 1 hour exam
UK Travel and Tourism Destinations - Internal Assessment (coursework)

Optional specialist

The Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK - Internal Assessment (coursework)
International Travel and Tourism Destinations - Internal Assessment (coursework)

Outside the classroom

Work experience is essential in the Travel and Tourism industry in order to see the vast opportunities this course has to offer.

Progression pathway and careers

Level 3 Travel and Tourism (Entry Requirements: 5 GCSE’s A*-C, Two C’s in English and C in Maths, Merit and above in BTEC Travel and Tourism and or Business).

This course prepares you for a career in Travel services, Catering, Air Cabin Crew, Hotels and Resort, Travel agencies and much more.

Contact

Ms Gail Jordan - BTEC teacher GJordanBloomfield@hendonschool.co.uk

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