TRAVEL & TOURISM BTEC LEVEL 3
(Equivalent to 3 1 or 2 A-levels)
Examination Board: Edexcel
Course Leader: Miss H Quigley & Mr G Atkins
Entry Requirements: Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 4 or above.
You will study the diversity of destinations which have produced tourism and the structure of the tourist industry. In particular, you will study the features of the United Kingdom and how it
is an important destination in global tourism. You will gain a greater insight into this important sector which is particularly relevant to Brighton & Hove.
A range of varied activities will help you learn the skills and content needed including group work, mind-mapping, presentations, research and discussions. The course is assessed through two mandatory exams and two coursework units. One of the exams is a traditional exam where as the other is a completely controlled assessment where students undertake some preparation beforehand. The exams account for approximately 60% of the final grade.
Future Prospects: This course will prepare you for seeking a career in the tourism industry locally, nationally and internationally. The course also contains a unit on Marketing and Customer Service, to help understand the needs of customers.