What is the course about?
This is a vocationally based course equivalent to 3 A levels. It prepares students for a career in the Travel and Tourism industry and entry into Higher Education. Travel and Tourism at Leyton Sixth Form has had excellent results with many students achieving the highest Distinction grades in 2014. The Travel teaching team have a wealth of travel industry experience and backgrounds including working for recognised travel agents, tour operators and airlines.
Exam board: BTEC.
Duration of course: 2 Years.
What units/topics will be studied?
Unit 1: Investigating Travel and Tourism
Unit 2: Business of Travel and Tourism
Unit 3: The UK as a Destination
Unit 4: Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
Unit 5: Marketing Travel and Tourism Products and Services
Unit 6: Preparing for Employment in Travel and Tourism
Unit 7: Long-haul Travel Destinations
Unit 8: Retail Travel Operations
Unit 9: Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
Unit 10: UK Visitor Attractions
Unit 1: European Destinations
Unit 2: Business Travel Operations
Unit 3: Hospitality Operations
Unit 4: Tour Operations
Unit 5: Specialist Tourism
Unit 6: Working as a Holiday Representative
Unit 7: Passenger Transport
Unit 8: Entertainment for Holiday Makers
Unit 9: Work Experience in the Travel and Tourism
What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?
Follow news reports on current travel and tourism related stories in the UK and around the world, e.g. New Passenger Terminal at Gatwick Airport, Impact of Ebola crisis on tourism.
Where can this lead me?
Leads to careers in Hotel Management, Airline Management, Cabin Crew, Tour Operations, Travel Agent, Event Management.
What are the enrichment opportunities as part of this subject?
One residential trip every year in the UK or overseas. Study visit to British Airways. London Hotel Career Day and show rounds. Study trips to tourist attractions. Two week travel Industry work placement. Summer School training and hotel work placement.
Entry Requirements 5A*- C, C(5) in Maths or English