You will develop the skills, understanding and attributes needed to make real progress in this ever-changing sector. You’ll cover topics including domestic and international travel, the business of travel and tourism, and the customer experience. Study visits and input from industry professionals enrich the course and will improve your career prospects.
- UK travel and tourism destinations
- The development of the UK travel and tourism industry
- Worldwide travel and tourism
- Business environments in travel and tourism
- The customer experience
- Employability skills for the travel and tourism industry
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can progress to the Level 3 course at Bishop Burton College.
Work in a wide range of different positions in travel agencies and tourist information centres, in tourist attractions, activities and events, on cruise ships and airlines, and in hotels and hospitality services.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification or equivalent. A satisfactory reference is also needed.
BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism
Ellie secured her dream job working in events management following a successful work experience placement as part of her course.
She says her time at Bishop Burton has helped provide her with a range of skills and the knowledge to work in many different areas of
the travel and tourism sector.
Ellie said: “We covered all different subjects really, from events management to the cruise industry. It has been very diverse and has
given me a really good insight.
“Large conferences and exhibitions, along with smaller weddings, is something I would like to go into eventually. The course has really prepared me for this, with lots of external trips.
“The references I got from my work experience placements helped me get a full-time job as an events co-ordinator at York Racecourse, so I’m really happy.”