BTEC Travel And Tourism Course at Varndean College

FACTS

COURSES AVAILABLE


Flexible options including single, double and triple courses across one or two years

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma. There may be opportunities to take additional short courses linked to specific careers such as Cabin Crew.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS



Standard advanced course requirements.

HOW THE COURSES ARE ASSESSED


The courses are assessed by ongoing coursework including some non- written work such as role plays, 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, working in passenger transport, event management, planning and developing tourism. University courses include international tourism management, event management, travel marketing and business.

ENQUIRIES


Mark Halliwell

OTHER INFORMATION


There are lots of trips including occasional 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 at the start of the course.

There are also opportunities for work experience placements.

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 or work in passenger travel 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 chose Travel and Tourism as I have always had a huge passion for the subject and when coming to the Open Evening I was massively inspired. I have enjoyed the independence and creativity we’ve been able to use when doing tasks. I also love how interested my teachers are in how I’m doing.”

Ellie Beale ex Hove Park School

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TOPICS COVERED

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The UK as a destination
  • 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 a Holiday Representative
  • Air fares and ticketing skills
  • Specialist tourism
  • Events Conferences and Exhibitions

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Travel and Tourism provided 260 million jobs globally by 2012.

Varndean College, Surrenden Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6WQ tel: 01273 508011