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Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism
Mr S Pickering (Head of Team) spickering@conyers.org.uk
  • BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism

BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism

Introduction to course

This is an exciting and enjoyable course designed to introduce students to the Travel and Tourism industry. Over the two years, you will study three components that have been designed to meet specific skills gaps identified by employers, therefore making it a qualification that is recognised by employers and colleges. This is a new course for 2019 about to embark on an exciting journey! As with GCSEs, the BTEC Tech Award can be used to progress to study another qualification in Conyers or at a college. Students may start work or complete an apprenticeship in this area, leading to skilled career or management training.

Skills

This is a vocational course, therefore there will be some emphasis on applying what you learn into the world of work. You will also develop the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Team Work and Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Organisation and Planning

The Vocational Element

As this is a vocational course you can expect the following:

  • Work Experience Placement Days
  • Visits to local tourist attractions and businesses
  • Assignments and lessons tailored to supporting you into the world of work or apprenticeships.

Course Structure

The course consists of three components:

  • Component 1: Travel and Tourism Destinations
  • Component 2: Influences on Global Travel
  • Component 3: Customer Needs in Travel

All of the components are equal in weighting. You will sit an exam for component 2, the other two units are assessed via coursework.

What can we offer you?

At Conyers we can offer you:

  • First class teaching and learning experiences
  • Excellent resources
  • Dedicated team of tutors to support you in your learning.
  • A rewarding and enjoyable experience!

“But I don’t want to be a travel agent…” The most common myth is that this course is only for those wanting to be a travel agent – that couldn’t be further from the truth! In the past students have gone on to either further study (at Conyers or local colleges) or into the world of apprenticeships. Skills developed on the course will allow you to work in the following sectors to name a few:

  • Airline Management/Aviation
  • Business Management/Administration
  • Retail and Commerce
  • Customer Service Orientated Roles