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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Travel & Tourism in the Sixth Form

Departure BoardBTEC Level 3 National

Travel and Tourism affects everyone’s life and it is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic industries in the UK. This popular course will provide you with essential skills, knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector. The qualification provides a broad background and allows progression to further / higher education, training or employment. The course covers areas such as investigating the overall travel and tourism sector, the Business Environment that travel and tourism operates in as well as Marketing, Human Resources, Customer Services and European and UK Tourism Destinations.

The Travel and Tourism department is a popular choice at sixth form and the results achieved by students are very good. We have high expectations of all our students on this course and keep in touch with those on degree courses in this subject or those who are now working within the industry. Some of our students can go on to study this subject at university to degree level. Courses followed have been International Tourism Management, Airline and Airport Management and Tourism Management.

What is the course about?

This is a BTEC course is a single option.

Qualification Equivalent to

Teaching time

over 2 weeks

BTEC Sub Diploma - 6 A Level 9 hours

This BTEC Level 3 will suit students who prefer to work on coursework rather than final examination preparation.

How will I be assessed?

Over 2 years you will complete 6 units of work.

All of these BTEC Diplomas are 100% course work and a portfolio of work is completed for each one.

What qualifications are needed to take the course?

The most important things you need are a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in travel and tourism, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

You should have 5 grades 4s at GCSE in 5 different subjects.

Good attendance, punctuality, self-motivation and an interest in the subject are also relevant.

What sort of work will I be doing?

Below are some of the compulsory units of work:

Unit 1 Investigating the Travel and Tourism Industry

Unit 2 The Business of Travel and Tourism,

Unit 3 UK as a Destination,

Unit 4 Customer Services

This course will allow you to develop a broad understanding of working environments in the travel and tourism industry. You will also develop communication, presentation and employability skills. Learning to identify, select, collect and collate evidence using a variety of resources and range of techniques, including statistical data.

What kind of student is this course suitable for?

This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation and are interested in developing an understanding of this dynamic industry. This is an ideal qualification for those students who want a broad background in Travel and Tourism, which would allow them to progress to further or higher education, training or employment. Many students progress to courses in tourism management, international tourism business management and work within the industry.