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BTEC Travel and Tourism is your key to unlocking a World full of hidden wonders! From golden sandy beaches to the relatively undiscovered depths of the Arctic, Travel and Tourism is a BTEC for those with a love of the World around them.

A BTEC in Travel and Tourism allows students the opportunity to develop their understanding of different countries, cities and tourist resorts around the World. You will learn about one of the fastest growing and dynamic industries on the planet, focusing on how tourism destinations are managed and advertised.

This brand new course at the Purbeck School will challenge you to really investigate destinations that you may have previously known little about. You will be given the opportunity to work in groups and carry out field learning to find out more about some of the very different tourist locations around the World.

The course comprises of a mixture of external exams and internal coursework; as well as, an internally assessed synoptic task.  Students investigate the trends and patterns found in the changing tourism industry, whilst focusing on how tourism can provide opportunities for local people examining a range of destinations around the world. Students will also examine how travel and tourism is promoted to a range of customers through marketing, exploring how tourism activities and destinations are advertised to maintain success.

This course is ideally suited to students who have an interest in a career that involves travelling and working with others, as the BTEC in Travel and Tourism develops communication skills, literacy and an awareness of different cultures. The course allows students the opportunity for field learning and to develop analytical skills that can be used in a wide variety of other subjects.

Where the course leads

Studying Travel and Tourism provides you with valuable skills and a firm base for life-long learning. BTEC Travel and Tourism is highly regarded by universities and employers, with the wide range of skills that it provides students with.

Entry requirements

Students should be eligible to follow the Route B Pathway. To study Travel and Tourism within the Sixth Form, you should also have an interest in the World around, be hard-working and enthusiastic.

Exam Board and Syllabus

Pearson – BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism

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