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Travel and Tourism


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Travel and Tourism

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    1. Travel and Tourism Level 3 BTEC National Award

    2. Travel & Tourism The Course The BTEC National Award in Travel and Tourism is designed to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success when moving towards a career in a Leisure or Tourism environment. The course will allow learners to investigate many aspects of Travel, including visits to companies, both locally and nationally, and to further understand why tourism is vital to the UK economy.

    3. Travel & Tourism What is a BTEC? BTEC Nationals are equivalent to A Levels or other Level 3 qualifications and are valued as highly by Universities, Further Education Colleges, Higher Education Institutions and employers BTEC Nationals earn you UCAS points: the equivalence being: BTEC National Award = 1 x A Level

    4. Travel & Tourism UCAS Points

    5. Travel & Tourism Time Frame The course is studied over a period of 2 years The National Award in Travel & Tourism consists of three core units plus specialist units

    6. Travel & Tourism Compulsory Units Investigating Travel & Tourism a general look at what makes a tourist, where they go, what organisations focus on travel The Business of Travel and Tourism how organisations get money, cash flow forecasts, visits to organisations, speakers The UK as a Destination Geography of the UK, brochures about major UK destinations, visits to York, Edinburgh or London, current issues in the UK for travellers

    7. Travel & Tourism Specialist Units Customer Service Visits to organisations, looking at customer service, their policies, mystery shoppers, quality frameworks, comparisons of customer service Employment in the Industry career opportunities, skills audits, interviews, paperwork Retail and Business Travel Operations how a travel agent works, visits, costing exercises, tickets and paperwork, guest speakers

    8. Travel & Tourism Assessment Exams work well for some people. But others find them daunting and struggle to see how they fit in to the real world of work You don’t take exams with BTEC. Instead, each assignment you complete goes towards a unit result The unit results then contribute to your overall result

    9. Travel & Tourism Unit Grading To achieve a pass grade, learners must meet all of the pass criteria To achieve a merit grade, the learner must meet all the pass criteria and all of the merit criteria To achieve a distinction grade, the learner must meet all of the pass criteria, all of the merit criteria as well as all of the distinction criteria

    10. Travel & Tourism Awarding a qualification grade The qualification grade will be calculated through the aggregation of points achieved through the successful achievement of individual units. For the calculation of a qualification grade for a BTEC National Award a learner must: complete all designated units achieve a minimum points score of - 36 points

    11. Travel & Tourism Course Content This course is delivered using a mixture of practical, work related and theoretical tasks and activities. It is mainly classroom based There are numerous guest speakers, and many local visits to Travel Agents, Museums, TIC’s, Leisure centres and Theatres, as well as a residential in year 13 to enhance your tourism knowledge.

    12. Travel & Tourism This Qualification will: Enable you to make an informed judgement of your suitability to vocational career in the Travel Industry Prepare you for entry into a tourism or leisure environment Enable you to acquire the skills for entry into Higher Education in a Travel or customer service environment

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