The BTEC National subsidiary diploma in Travel and Tourism is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and understanding required for a range of roles in organisations within the travel and tourism sector. These include accommodation, transport, retail, travel and visitor attractions. The qualification also enables progression to undergraduate degree qualifications and professional occupations in tourismrelated fields. You will also develop personal qualities essential for career development and progression within the sector and learn the appropriate knowledge and skills including locational geography, customer service, business skills and industry practices. Mandatory units include: Investigating the travel and tourism sector, the business of travel and tourism, the UK as a destination, customer service in travel and tourism
Optional units may include: Marketing travel and tourism products and services, preparing for employment in travel and tourism, European destinations, long-haul travel destinations, retail travel operations, investigating the cruise industry, responsible tourism, tour operations, working as a holiday representative, tourism in rural areas, UK visitor attractions, hospitality operations in travel and tourism, entertainment for holidaymakers, work experience in the travel and tourism sector, residential study visit in travel and tourism. Visits and project work form an important and practical approach to the course, in addition to formal teaching in the classroom and ICT suites. At the end of the course you will receive one overall grade: pass, merit, or distinction. This grade will be based upon the overall body of work presented in your Portfolio of Evidence. The course is constructed of 3 mandatory in the first year and 1 mandatory and two optional in the second year.
5 A* - C grades including C grade in English at GCSE or BTEC First Diploma (merit)
University, undergraduate courses or intoemployment in travel and tourism.