What is it?
An exciting, interesting and enjoyable course that develops your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in one of the fastest growing global industries.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
Benefit from working with teachers who have travel industry experience as well as a wide range of travel and tourism employers, including partners at the Winter Gardens, Thomas Cook, NST Travel and universities who will all bring your learning to life.
What skills will I develop?
You will develop a range of excellent employability skills that travel and tourism employers desire. These will include communication in various formats, working as part of team including leading a team, self presentation, problem solving and using systems and technology.
You will also develop a range transferable skills for progression into other sectors of work and/or university. These will include how to work independently, research actively and the ability to give presentations and be an active group member.
How will I be taught?
- Individual learning styles will be met as part of the teaching and learning
- Engaging, interesting and interactive lessons
- Use of case studies and live projects with travel and tourism industry partners
- Group work and collaborative learning
- Independent and exploratory
- Use of interactive technology through our technology for learning scheme
How will I be assessed?
All units are internally assessed and use a range of assessment methods including written projects, case studies, live assessments and observation of practical performance.
All assignments will use travel and tourism specific situations.
Staff teaching on the course have very current and extensive travel and tourism industry experience. This includes overseas resort operations, airports and airlines, hotel management, retail and business travel.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
Extensive links with local and regional travel and tourism employers and universities.
- NST – Tour operations/ marketing/ business operations
- Winter Gardens – Events management/ marketing
- New York
- Overseas resorts
- Leeds Beckett University
- Manchester Metropolitan University
Guest speakers include:
- Blackpool Tower – customer service
- Premier Inn – employment in the hospitality industry
- Thomas Cook – overseas recruitment and selection
- World Travel Lounge – retail travel/ European destination
- Blackpool Transport – passenger transport
- Premier Inn
- Pleasure Beach
- Winter Gardens
- Blackpool Transport
Where does it lead?
This course is excellent for students to progress directly in to employment or on to higher education. Recent university and career progression has included:
Tourism Management – Manchester Metropolitan University
Events management – Leeds Becket University
Marketing and Events Management – Sheffield Hallam
Events management Employment British Airways
Cabin Crew, long haul mixed fleet. British Airways
London City Premier Inn EasyJet Thomas Cook
Travel Agent Thomas Cook – overseas resort representative Esprit
Ski / children’s representative.
Additional costs for educational visits.
Pearson – Edexcel.
- Standard BTEC requirements.
What will I study?
- Investigating travel and tourism
- The business of travel and tourism
- The UK as a destination
- Customer service in travel and tourism
- Preparing for employment in travel and tourism
- Business travel operations
- Work experience in travel and tourism
- Planning and managing a hospitality event
- Specialist tourism
- Entertainment for holiday makers
- Long haul destinations
- Marketing in travel and tourism
- Holiday representatives