The BTEC Firsts in Travel and Tourism have been developed in the Travel and Tourism sector to:
- give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes
- essential for successful performance in working life
- give education and training to pupils if they are interested in travel and tourism
- give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in the travel and tourism sector or to progress to vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Travel and Tourism or degree level.
In Key Stage 4 Travel and Tourism is an optional subject, with every student studying Travel and Tourism for 3 hour a week, and at Key Stage 5 Travel and Tourism is also popular choice for post 16.
Key Stage 5 students also have access to 3 dedicated study rooms, each with a further 10 pc’s and a suite of laptops that can be moved to wherever they are needed.
Key Stage 4 results are excellent, with almost 100% of student’s hard work being rewarded with at least a C grade at GCSE.
Students will study a range of different subjects such as
- The UKTravel and Tourism Sector
- Understanding Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
- Understanding the Nature and Effects of World Travel
- UKtourism Destinations
- Exploring Airports and Airlines
- Planning a Trip to a Visitor Attraction
- Work Experience in Travel and Tourism
- UKVisitor Attractions
A portfolio of evidence is required for each unit that has to met the criteria set up by the exam board. Different forms of evidence are encouraged such as report writing, PowerPoint presentation, role-play and leaflet/poster design.