Travel & Tourism

The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people.

Course Overview
Year 1

Unit 1: Coursework on two destinations abroad.
Unit 2: Coursework and report on Customer Service in a hotel.
Unit 3: 2 hour exam on the Travel and Tourism industry.

Year 2

Unit 1: Coursework on a trip that students organise and run for Year 7 students.
Unit 2: Coursework on Ecotourism.
Unit 3: 2 hour exam on the impacts of Tourism Development.

Progression

There are several foundation and degree courses available to study such as, travel and tourism, tourism management, hospitality and events management; apprenticeships.

Careers

Travel agent; hotel receptionist; housekeeper; manager; tour operator; Tourist Information Centre advisor; Tourist attraction assistant; airport and airline work; venue and events management; chef and waiting work in a hotel or restaurant; tourism department in the local council; marketing.

The way topics are taught in depth and the research and independent learning we have to do is something that will help you be successful in sixth form and university.

Lola, student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

A Level

Additional entry requirements:

GCSE C grade in English Language

Assessment:

Exam, coursework and controlled assessment.

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Visits to a hotel, theme park and Bristol harbourside.

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