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Travel and Tourism – BTEC

Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Travel and Tourism
Specification Number: 600/6512/6

What will be studied

Unit 1- The UK Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 2- UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

Unit 3- The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience

Unit 4- International Travel and Tourism Destinations

Learning Methods

This course provides a stimulating introduction into the world of travel and tourism, encouraging pupils to expand their knowledge of countries and cultures around the world. Students will explore key areas of travel and tourism, and how important it is for the UK’s economy. Students will explore areas of the UK and international destinations planning trips to these locations, they will gather information on modes of transport, accommodation and visitor attractions. They will also gain vital skills while learning how to deal with customers and provide the service they expect.

Expectations of Students

Students are expected to complete preparation for learning and revision at home for their exam.

How is the course assessed

This course will be internally and externally assessed through three units internally and one unit externally which can be taken both in January and May.

What websites are recommended

What equipment is needed

A pen or pencil will be needed to complete the preparation for learning and internet access will help.

Career Paths/Next Steps

This course looks at different sectors within the travel and tourism industry with career paths in the tourism sector, this could be working in a travel agency or as a flight attendant.