What is it?
This course is exciting, interesting and enjoyable along with an excellent choice for students to progress directly into employment or on to higher education.Travel & Tourism is the exploration into one of the largest employment sectors in the UK and all over the world. Throughout the course, students investigate and gain knowledge of modern Travel & Tourism and research the industry from small business to multinational enterprises as well as explore forms of tourism across the world. This course improves students skills in communication and customer service. The experience gained through this course will improve students’ employability and widen their horizons.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
Our highly engaging lessons are taught by teachers who have travel industry experience. Benefit from our links with a wide range of travel and tourism employers including partners at various organisations including Blackpool Tower, TUI, Jet2, NST Travel as well as with universities who will all bring your learning to life through a variety of trips, visits and guest speakers
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?
You will be assessed in a number of ways which provide variety and opportunities for creativity. These include exams, internally assessed coursework and externally assessed set tasks.
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 vocational programme requirements. (See here).
What will I study?
You will study a wide range of topics in travel and tourism to give you a broad knowledge of the industry. These include both external exams and coursework units
Externally assessed units are:
Unit 1 The World of Travel and Tourism
Unit 2 Global Destinations – controlled assessment
Internally assessed coursework units are:
Unit 3 Principles of Marketing
Unit 4 Managing the Customer Experience in Travel and Tourism
Unit 5 Travel and Tourism Enterprise
Unit 9 Visitor Attractions
Unit 15 Recruitment and Selection in Travel and Tourism
Unit 16 Researching Current Trends and Key Issues in Travel and Tourism