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									Travel and Tourism
            Edexcel
   Level 2 BTEC First Diploma
              and
 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate
 What are BTEC First Diplomas and
       National Certificates?
 Courses designed to provide specialist work-related
  qualifications
 They have been developed to provide knowledge,
  understanding and skills necessary to prepare learners for
  employment
 Nationally recognised, Level 2 (equivalent to 4 GCSEs
  grades A*-C) or Level 3 (2 GCE A2 grades A* to G)
 They can be studied alone, or along-side GCSEs or A-
  levels
 They are suitable for ‘school leavers’ who wish to embark
  on a vocational route through training or education
  following on from GCSEs
 It provides a suitable foundation for further study within the
  sector or at university and college.
 The Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in
        Travel and Tourism
 This course in focused on the travel and tourism industry,
  but will help to develop knowledge, understanding and
  skills relevant to many other areas of work
 However, it is particularly relevant to people who wish to
  seek employment within the travel and tourism industry at
  a junior level (to begin with) in a wide range of
  organisations including accommodation providers, retail
  travel, business travel and transport providers
 The units which make up the course have a strong
  business element, and are therefore suitable for
  employment, further education or training in another sector
  such as business, finance or retail
               The Units
 The UK Travel and Tourism Industry
 Exploring Customer Service in Travel and
  Tourism
 UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
 European Holiday Destinations
 Marketing for Travel and Tourism
 Planning Visits for Travel and Tourism
                Teaching
 This will be given the space of two AS
  options on the timetable
 Students will therefore be expected to also
  study for GCSE Maths and English (if they
  have yet to gain an A*-C grade) or for an AS
  qualification they are suited to
                 Learning
 As the course is ‘vocational’ many activities
  will revolve around ‘practical exercises’
 Visits and fieldwork
 Variety of tasks, many being creative
 Research in the workplace or in simulated
  working conditions wherever possible
 Learners will be encouraged to take
  responsibility for their own learning, while
  being fully supported
                   Assessment
 No exams
 Not essay based
 100% coursework
 This can include a range of diverse activities such as role-
  play, oral presentations, booklets, workplace research etc
 Assessment is on-going, with students receiving feedback
  throughout the course as they provide evidence towards
  the grading criteria
 Work can be improved following feedback
 Successful candidates will either gain a Pass (equivalent to
  BBCC at GCSE) or a Merit (AABB) or a Distinction
  (A*A*AA)
 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate
       in Travel and Tourism
 This works along exactly the same principles as
  the level 2 course except that it takes two years to
  complete.
 Again the course is ‘vocational’ many activities will
  revolve around ‘practical exercises’
 Visits and fieldwork
 Variety of tasks, many being creative
 Research in the workplace or in simulated working
  conditions wherever possible
 Learners will be encouraged to take responsibility
  for their own learning, while being fully supported
        Level 3 Course Outline
 Over two years, you will be completing a total of
  twelve units. Six units will be completed each
  year. Successful completion of all twelve units
  equates to 2 A Levels.
 The outline of the course in year one:
 Unit 1: Investigating Travel and Tourism
 Unit 2 The Business of Travel and Tourism
 Unit 3: The UK as a Destination
 Unit 4 : Customer Service in Travel and Tourism
 Unit 8: Long-haul Travel Destinations
 Unit 9: Retail and Business Travel Operations
                    Assessment
 No exams
 Not essay based
 100% coursework
 This can include a range of diverse activities such as role-
  play, oral presentations, booklets, workplace research etc
 Assessment is on-going, with students receiving feedback
  throughout the course as they provide evidence towards
  the grading criteria
 Work can be improved following feedback
 Successful candidates will either gain a Pass, Merit or
  Distinction (equivalent to A* to G at GCE AS/A2 level)
 Summary - Options at Matravers
 Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism
 This one year course is available to year 12 students who wish to gain
  extra GCSE level qualifications while also studying AS subjects.
  Successful students will get an equivalent of four A* to C grade
  GCSE’s at the end of year 12.

 Level 3 BTEC National Certificate in Travel and Tourism
 This two year course is open to year 12 students who wish to gain
  AS/A2 level qualifications in a vocational subject. Successful
  completion will result in the equivalent of two full A2 level qualifications
  and is a good platform for further or higher education in this area.

 Both of the above can be completed over three years at Matravers. It
  is also possible to do the level 2 course and then one year of the level
  3 to gain the equivalent of one A2 level.
                  Think About It!
 1.4 million jobs in the UK are directly related to travel and
  tourism
 It is a growing sector of the economy
 Typical starting salaries: £10,000 - £15,000
 Huge range of jobs (hotel management, conference and
  events organisation, customer services, travel agencies,
  holiday reps, adventure tourism, hospitality, visitor
  attractions, public sector, heritage, entertainment and
  leisure, transport etc)
 The UK is the world’s 5th largest tourist economy
 Tourism generated £85 billion in 2005
 Over 32 million overseas visitors came to the UK in 2006
 UK residents took 59.3 million holidays in 2006

								
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