Travel and Tourism

The Travel and Tourism KS4 curriculum is one that allows all learners to follow a career path and goals that they desire, through giving them the opportunity to learn about one of the fastest growing industries in the UK.

The BTEC Tech Level 1/2 Award broadly focus on the same core areas of the Travel and Tourism industry; customer service, T&T destinations and external factors that impact on the industry. Knowledge is built effectively in Level 1/2 to ensure learners are fully prepared for the move to Level 3 at college.

The level 1/2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism is offered to students in year 10 as part of their option choices. The combination of units studied gives the right balance between challenge and engagement but also delivers practical knowledge and skills that can be built on further at level 3.

Within this programme, learners look at the UK Travel and Tourism industry and further extend their knowledge on the UK as a destination. Learners will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. They will also have the opportunity to explore the importance of the Travel and Tourism sector to the UK, as well as investigate different types of customers and UK destinations. Moving forward, we will explore enrichment opportunities to enhance students learning experiences.

The curriculum is balanced in terms of developing knowledge and skills. The curriculum offers an engaging and stimulating introduction to Travel and Tourism, giving learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The curriculum gives learners the opportunity to develop key skills, such as research, report drafting and writing/presentation skills, not only embedding the skills that modern businesses desire in employees but also giving learners an academic challenge to overcome. The intent of the course is to provide all our learners with the skills they would need to be successful in the world of Travel and Tourism.

In Travel and Tourism, we are committed to fulfilling the whole school Literacy drivers. Including, improving reading comprehension and vocabulary enhancement.

Subject Travel and Tourism – Implementation and Impact