This is a theory based course for school leavers aged 16-18 who are looking for an introduction into key areas of the travel and tourism industry. You will learn about the UK's travel and tourism destinations, explore customer service within the industry, and plan simple journeys using different modes of transport across the UK. You will also study three specialist units such as European holiday destinations, planning visits for travel and tourism, and developing business skills for the industry. The course is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*-C and provides a good basis for further qualifications.
The course will encourage you to develop the skills and essential know-how required for today’s rapidly expanding world of travel and tourism. You will have the opportunity to develop both general and specialist skills. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands.
You will study:
- UK travel and tourism destinations
- Exploring customer service in travel and tourism
- Planning simple trips in the UK using different modes of transport
- European holiday destinations
- Developing business skills for travel and tourism.
You may go on trips and industry visits and do work-based activities.
Suitability - Who should attend?
At least 2 GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above, or successful completion of a Foundation Level course including functional skills in English and maths.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Nationally recognised qualification
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