REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
You want to develop your knowledge of the world.
You want a career working in an airport, overseas etc.
You are aiming to go to university to study or gain an apprenticeship in travel.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
The travel industry and the roles of different organisations within it. How to use maps and atlases to research and locate global destinations, geographical features and what makes them appealing to visitors. How to create travel itineraries and investigate the trends and reasons for popularity. Find out how travel agents, tour operators, hotels and holiday parks gain more knowledge about their customers, their needs, expectations and how to keep them loyal. This is equivalent to one A-Level in the first year.
If you opt for a Year 2 National Diploma in Travel and Tourism this offers the chance to research current issues within the industry and the UK as a tourist destination.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Tourism at university. Students often go on to study a Tourism Management degree which often incorporates a paid overseas placement in the third year of study. This BTEC also provides a good foundation for those who would prefer an apprenticeship with a travel company. Some students have become overseas representatives for Thomas Cook and some are currently working as cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic and Jet 2.