Travel And Tourism

Travel and Tourism contributes around $7 trillion to the global economy. Your future in this industry starts here!

If you are interested in becoming one of the well-trained professionals needed to plan and manage tourist attractions, manage holiday resorts and organise tours, run travel agencies and provide travel operations by land, sea and air, this course could be right for you.

The Travel and Tourism courses are intensive and require significant use of ICT to conduct independent research. You will have opportunities to complete short courses linked to specific job skills such as Airline Cabin Crew work. Our teaching team have extensive experience in the travel industry and organise many trips and visits.

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“I have always wanted to work in the travel industry. At the Open Evening the teachers gave me lots of information about the course which made me want to study this subject even more. I am now studying Extended Travel & Tourism as I enjoyed the course so much. I have enjoyed going on travel and tourism trips, New York was a great experience. The teachers provide a fun learning and working environment.”

Jazmine Reed ex-Varndean School

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TOPICS COVERED

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  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The UK as a destinatio
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Preparing for Employment
  • European Destinations
  • Long Haul Destinations
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Airfares and Ticketing
  • Tour Operations
  • Cruise holidays
  • Working as an Overseas Representative
  • Working as Cabin Crew
  • Events Conferences and Exhibitions

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Travel and Tourism provided 260 million jobs globally by 2012.

FACTS

COURSES AVAILABLE


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A2 Level) Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diplomas (equivalent to 2 or 3 A levels) available in year 2

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


Level 3 Course: 4 Grade Cs or above at GCSE

HOW THE COURSES ARE ASSESSED


The courses are mainly assessed by ongoing coursework which is produced under supervised conditions. Courses are 100% coursework, with a series of assignments based on real organisations or situations

EXAMBOARD


Edexcel

WHERE DOES IT LEAD?


Typical career routes may include working for tour operators, travel agency work, managing visitor attractions, management of passenger transport operations, event management, planning and developing tourism. University courses include international tourism management, event management, travel marketing and business.

ENQUIRIES


Mark Halliwell

OTHER INFORMATION


Trips include short foreign visits, and longer stays in places such as New York. There are some compulsory trips and students will need to make a payment of about £70.