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Travel and Tourism - Curriculum Page

BTEC Firsts in Travel and Tourism can help you take your first steps towards a career in retail or business travel. You’ll learn essential skills such as business awareness, customer service and understanding destinations in the UK and worldwide.

Subject Leader

Miss I Bate (Maternity) i-bate@garthhillcollege.com

Travel and Tourism - Years 10 and 11

Exam Board and syllabus code

Pearson BTEC level 1/2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism

Content:

  • Component 1 – Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations
  • Component 2 – Customer needs in Travel and Tourism
  • Component 3 – Influences on Global Travel and tourism

Assessment:

  • Component 1 – Pearson Set Assignment – externally set piece of work done in class, assessed internally, moderated externally.
  • Component 2 – Pearson Set Assignment - externally set piece of work done in class, assessed internally, moderated externally.
  • Component 3 – External assessment

Home Learning

  • Home Learning is set regularly.
  • Home Learning Club is run every day in the LRC from 3.15-4.30pm Monday to Thursday.
  • Home learning will consist of at least one task per week. We recommend that pupils spend at least 40 minutes per task and that they read around the topics at home. All lesson resources are available on the student common area to aid them in this.

How Parents and Carers Can Support

  • Encourage your child to ask teachers for help if there are any difficulties
  • Encourage your child to be observant and take an interest in the world around them.
  • Encourage your child to complete their assignment work on time.
  • Encourage your child to make use of the College LRC, public libraries and computer resources if they are available at home

Additional Support Available/Useful Links

  • Lessons, revision guides and knowledge organisers on teams.
  • Visiting different attractions and destinations in the UK, collecting leaflets and brochures from destinations.
  • YouTube channel – The Travel and tourism teacher https://www.youtube.com/c/tourismteacher

Reading List

  • BTEC tech award (2022) Travel and tourism student book.