BTEC Travel And Tourism Course at Varndean College

 

HOW WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?

CAREER PATHWAYS

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.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Teamwork; report writing; customer service skills; presentation skills; decision making; business skills.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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 may 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.

MANDATORY UNITS INCLUDE:
  • The World of Travel and Tourism
  • Global Destinations
  • Managing the Customer Experience

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THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONAL UNITS WHICH COULD INCLUDE:
  • The Airport Experience, Careers, Marketing, Specialist Tourism

COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


Single BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 1 A Level)
Double BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:


Standard advanced course requirements

HOW THE COURSE IS ASSESSED:


The courses are assessed by part examination and controlled assessments and part coursework consisting of a series of assignments based on real organisations or situations.

EXAMBOARD:


Edexcel

OTHER INFORMATION:


There are some 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. Students may be able to use this option as a way of enlarging their travel and tourism course. Work experience placements cannot be guaranteed and any students interested will need to discuss and negotiate the possibilities with the course team.

ENQUIRIES TO:


Barbara Holroyd

“I’ve enjoyed getting a broad feel for the travel and tourism industry. I’ve been able to use the wide range of skills that I’ve acquired to secure a job abroad when I finish college.”
LAUREN BARNARD EX BRIGHTON ALDRIDGE COMMUNITY ACADEMY