BTEC Travel And Tourism Course at Varndean College

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 chose Travel and Tourism because I am interested in and learning more about the industry I would like to have a career in. I have enjoyed learning about the different aspects of travel and tourism and the trips we have been on including a recent trip to New York.”

Halina Kempson ex-Oakmeeds Community College

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TOPICS COVERED

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  • 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.

FACTS

COURSES AVAILABLE


BTEC Nationals Level 3 A range of courses - single, double and triple options

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


A minimum of 5 grade C GCSEs

HOW THE COURSES ARE ASSESSED


The courses are mainly assessed by ongoing coursework including some non- written work such as role plays, which are produced under supervised conditions. A series of assignments are based on real organisations or situations.

EXAMBOARD


Edexcel

WHERE DOES IT LEAD?


BTEC Nationals lead to careers working for tour operators, travel agencies, visitor attractions, in passenger transport, event management, planning and developing tourism. University courses include international tourism management, event management, travel marketing and business.

ENQUIRIES


Mark Halliwell mrh@varndean.ac.uk

OTHER INFORMATION


There are lots of trips including short foreign visits and longer stays, such as New York. There are some compulsory trips - students will need to pay about £70 at the start of the course.

There are also opportunities for work experience placements.

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