Travel & Tourism
Duration: 2 Years
Contact: Mrs R Bennett
5 GCSE or equivalent grades at 4 or above including a minimum of grade 4 (or Pass) in Leisure and Tourism or similar subject area.
The travel and tourism industry is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the UK.
This qualification includes three mandatory units and one additional unit covering the following content areas:
- Travel and Tourism Industry – The travel and tourism industry in the UK is growing and is of major importance to the economy. Learners will develop the skills needed to examine, interpret and analyse a variety of statistics that measure the importance of tourism to the UK
- Global Destinations – Learners will investigate the features and appeal of global destinations
- Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism – Learners focus on how to develop a successful marketing plan for use by travel and tourism organisations to attract and engage customers
- Events, Conferences and Exhibitions – Learners will develop knowledge and skills in resource and financial planning as they gain an insight into a wide range of events, conferences and exhibitions that are relevant to the travel and tourism industry
The course is assessed through a written exam set by Pearson (Edexcel), a written task (set by Edexcel and completed in school) and assignments (set and marked in school).
Open Evening Documents
With further training, you could go into a job such as a Tourism Officer, Travel Agent or more general jobs in the travel and tourism sector either in the UK or another country. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across a range industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism industry.
In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.
Red Hot Progress
In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.