Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism is now one of the largest sectors in the world for generating jobs and income. It is a vibrant sector which makes a major contribution to the UK economy. Travel and Tourism has become an important part of how we live today as most people travel regularly for work and for leisure. This vocational qualification will develop Students’ understanding of the industry as well as highlighting the roles and relationships of organisations within Travel and Tourism sector; they will gain competency in identifying significant geographical features and major holiday destinations, as well as doing a research project on the UK Travel and Tourism destinations.

Clacton County High School’s Geography department delivers the BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism course in Key Stage 4 and is looking towards offering Level 3 for Key Stage 5 in the future.

The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate is designed to provide specialist work related qualifications specific to the Travel and Tourism industry. The course has been carefully designed to provide an introduction to several areas including Customer Services, Marketing, Holiday Planning and Travel Destinations.

The students will be required to take part as both independent learners and classroom-based group activities to fulfil the course requirements. The classroom based lessons will enrich the student’s knowledge and understanding of the subject and in most cases will be essential to pass the course. When taking part in group work students will be expected to take part and participate, adding value to the group in which they are placed. The award is coursework based and involves continual assessment.

The Level 3 courses include very similar methods of teaching with each student producing a portfolio of work to be assessed. The lessons will be as practical and vocational as possible and should allow students to experience a diverse range of roles within Travel and Tourism.

Why do it?

What skills will I gain?
By studying Travel and Tourism you may:

Which careers does it lead to?
Over 70% of all jobs have a link to travel and Tourism. Be that directly in dealing with tourists - such as working in attractions, directing prospective tourists to places of interest; indirectly by supporting the travel and tourism industry in an ancillary role - such as transport, catering or supplying the direct organisations; or it could be a gateway to working abroad or within organisations which have links with travellers from abroad.