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BTEC Travel And Tourism Course at Varndean College

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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 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.

COURSE ESSENTIALS

COURSES AVAILABLE:


Flexible options: 1 or 2 A level equivalent courses across one or two years.
BTEC National Certificate (equivalent to 1 AS Level) (single option)
BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level) (double option)
BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)
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 COURSE IS 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 part exam and part coursework assessed by 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

  • Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The UK as a destination
  • Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
  • Preparing for Employment
  • European Destinations

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  • Long Haul Destinations
  • Retail Travel Operations
  • Visitor Attractions
  • Cruise holidays
  • Working as a Holiday Representative
  • Specialist tourism
  • Careers

I really love Travel & Tourism because I could make friends and interact easily with others in the class because of all the group work and role plays we do. It’s helped me decide what I’d like to do in the future – cabin crew. It’s also helped me improve my confidence.”
ISOBEL OUGHTON EX DOWNLANDS COMMUNITY SCHOOL

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