Travel & Tourism

(Equivalent to 1 A Levels)

This course is for those who have a keen interest in the travel and tourism industry, and wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of this field.  This course is made up of four different units across 2 years. In the first year, students will develop their understanding of the components of the industry and the appeal of global destinations. Both of these units are externally examined. In the second year students will focus on how to deliver excellent customer service and how visitor attractions appeal to a broad range of customers..

What skills will I develop?

You will develop literacy, numeracy, technical and creative skills through the programme of study.

You will additionally learn more specialist skills, including the fundamentals of programming, web development (HTML/CSS/Java), spreadsheet modelling, graphics editing and animation.

What topics will I study?

BTEC Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism

  • Unit 1: The World of Travel & Tourism
  • Unit 2: Global Destinations
  • Unit 3: Managing the Customer Experience
  • Unit 15: Visitor Attractions

Where does the course lead?

This course prepares students for subjects like IT, Computer Science and a range of software engineering degrees.

Alternatively, having built up a range of specialist knowledge and insight, students are better prepared to enter the world of employment in the IT sector.

Exam Board


Head of Department

Liz Bentley-Pattison

Entry Requirements

Five grades 4-9 (or equivalent)

Assessment Breakdown

Examination = 100%