Travel and Tourism: BTEC Level 2 Certificate


Exam board: BTEC

What is the course about?

This is a vocationally based course preparing students for a career in the travel industry and successful achievement enables students to progress onto the Level 3 programme. 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.


Duration of course:

1 Year.


What units/topics will be studied?

Unit 1 – The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
Unit 2 – UK Travel and Tourism
Unit 3 – Development of Travel and Tourism in the UK
Unit 4 – International Travel and Tourism Destinations
Unit 5 – Factors affecting Worldwide Tourism
Unit 6 – Travel and Tourism Customer Service
Unit 7 – Travel and Tourism Business Environment
Unit 8 -  Promotional Sales in Travel and Tourism
Unit 9 – Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities
Unit 10 – Organising a Travel and Tourism Study Visit
Unit 17 – UK Travel Agency Operations
Unit 20 – UK Visitor Attractions 


What do I need to study this subject?

D/4 - English Language


What can I do to prepare myself to study this subject?

Read for current travel related news stories.


Where can this lead me?

Leads to careers in the following industries, Hotel, Airlines, Tour Operations, Travel Agent, and Event organiser. 


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. Summer School training and hotel work placement.