Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

"Those who travel see more”


Our curriculum intent for Travel and Tourism is to engage pupils in the world of travel and give them a flavour of what it could be like to work within the industry.

Pupils are given the opportunity to professionally present work that is directly related to jobs within the sector. They are expected to use their imagination to engage and excite customers. 

It gives them the opportunity to achieve excellent academic outcomes in a rigorous qualification whilst building Active Citizenship skills in almost every task. The practical nature of the course means that pupils are constantly learning about the wider world around them, ever broadening their cultural understanding.

About Us:

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, 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 gateways 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.

Curriculum Pathway:

A Curriculum Summary document for Travel and Tourism can be found by clicking here.

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by clicking here.

Travel and Tourism Learning Journey


The Travel and Tourism department consists of three members of staff, these are:

If you have any further queries about the Vocational curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mrs Larsen (Subject Leader for Vocational)