Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Travel and Tourism 

Pupils have the opportunity to learn about the Travel and Tourism industry giving them an opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills.  They will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. They will also investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK, and investigate different types of customer and UK destinations.  

They will develop key skills, such as research, report drafting and writing skills and project management. 

The work is assessed internally, through coursework and externally, through an exam sat at the end of Year 10, and at present an opportunity to resit in Year 11.   

What can the qualification lead to? 

Learners who achieve at Level 2 and achieve their Level 4 and above in English and Maths might consider progression to: 

All the above prepare learners for entry to higher education in a range of subjects including BA in Travel Management, BA in Events Management, as well as various other courses. 

Units studied are: 

Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – External Assessment/Exam 

In this unit pupils will learn about the UK travel and tourism sector and its importance to the UK economy.  This will lead to pupils learning about the industries, and key organisations, within the travel and tourism sector, their roles and interrelationships.  They will also learn to understand the role of consumer technology in the travel and tourism sector. 

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destination – Internally assessed/Coursework 

Pupils will learn to know UK travel and tourism destinations and gateway in this unit, along with investigating the appeal of UK tourism destinations for different types of visitors. Pupils will also plan UK holidays to meet the needs of different visitors. 

Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience – Internally assessed/Coursework 

In this unit pupils will investigate travel and tourism customer service, as well as explore the needs and expectations of different types of customer in the travel and tourism sector. 

Unit 5 Factors affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism – Internally assessed/Coursework 

Pupils will investigate how climate, and worldwide time, can affect the appeal of worldwide destinations and understand influential factors on worldwide travel and tourism destinations. 

The course is graded Level 2 Pass (4), Merit (6), Distinction (7) and Distinction* (8.5)

Subject Leader: Mrs C Larsen

Teaching Staff: Mrs S Gill