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Travel and Tourism

The Travel and Tourism sector is the UK’s third-largest employer, accounting for 9.5% of total employment.  Tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK in employment terms, employing nearly three million people, and the value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £121 billion (7.1%) of UK GDP.  In this course pupils will explore the travel and tourism sector to develop their knowledge and skills and learn how to apply this in a vocational setting.  Over two years pupils will learn about different types of travel and tourism, various destinations around the world and a variety of organisations in the travel and tourism sector.  Pupils will also learn about the importance of customer service and how to apply this in tourism related scenarios.

How are the topics/units structured?

Unit 1 - The UK Travel and Tourism Sector (exam unit - Year 11)

  • Travel and tourism organisations
  • Types of travel and tourism
  • Role of technology

Unit 2 - UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (Year 10)

  • The appeal of UK holidays
  • Planning UK holidays

Unit 3 - Travel and Tourism Customer Experience (Year 10)

  • What is customer service?
  • Different types of customers
  • Meeting customers’ needs

Unit 4 - International Travel and Tourism Destinations (Year 11)

  • The appeal of international destinations
  • Planning international holidays

How will pupils be assessed?

There is one written examination - Unit 1.  This is 1 hour and 15 minute and is sat in January of Year 11.  Pupils can re-sit this once.

All other units are assignment based and marked by the teacher.  There are nine assignments across three units.

Pupils will complete a variety of assignments during the course.  The teacher will mark these and pupils will receive a grade so they know how they are progressing on the course.

Pupils will receive a final grade on the following scale; L1 Pass, L2 Pass, L2 Merit, L2 Distinction, L2 Distinction*

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