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BTEC Tech Award – Travel and Tourism

Subject Team Leader / Lead Practitioner: T

information about subject:

Travel and Tourism allows pupils to use
the knowledge and understanding from geography at KS3 and apply it with a
specific focus on the growing industry of tourism. The course allows pupils to:

  • A)
    Investigate the aims of UK travel and tourism organisations – Travel agents, including
    business and retail – give expert advice and guidance; arrange and book trips,
    excursions, flights and package holidays for customers; arrange and book
    ancillary services, including car hire, insurance, foreign exchange.
  • B)
    Explore travel and tourism and tourist destinations and the factors that
    influence global travel and tourism such as Economic factors, Political factors
    & impact of Natural disasters
  • C)
    Impacts of tourism – focusing on Social impact, Economic impact and
    Environmental impact of tourism.
  • D)
    Sustainability and managing social impacts – looking at educating visitors to
    encourage them to reduce their negative impacts on the local community and
  • E)
    How infrastructure development can benefit local people – Including looking at
    local communities and their role in decision making.
  • F)
    Partnership projects where local communities have a share or ownership of how
    tourism impacts their lives.


websites (any websites which might be useful for staff or students)


Curriculum outline

Stage 4

Year group Content Assessment Examination board
10 Component 2: Influences on Global

and Tourism
Component 1: Travel and Tourism Organisations
and Destinations

Out of classroom activities – Trip
1: Birmingham

Trip 2: Travel and Tourism company
visit (tbc)
Knowledge check
Bi and tri weekly assessments
PPE in April
Knowledge word sort
Exam – Summer of that academic year
Pearson (formally known as EdExcel)
11 Component
3 (Synoptic) – Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism
Knowledge check
Bi and tri weekly assessments
PPE in Sept, Nov and March on all 3

Knowledge word sort
Pearson (formally known as EdExcel)



Learners who study Travel and tourism normally use this to allow them to conduct any of
the following:

A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education (university).

Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Travel and
Tourism, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships in the
field of travel and tourism sector of employment.