Travel & Tourism


Department Information

Travel and Tourism has historically been a popular option for students in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. In 2019 we will be offering brand new qualifications to students which are aimed at supporting students who are interested in learning about the travel and tourism industry with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses or employment in the travel and tourism sector. The Travel and Tourism sector is the UK’s third-largest employer, employing nearly 3 million people and tourism is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the UK.



Key Stage 5

The qualification offered in key stage 5 is a natural progression from the BTEC Tech Award studied in key stage 4 which is the BTEC National Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level) in Travel and Tourism. This qualification is a combination of coursework and external assessment and provides a vocational perspective of the travel and tourism sector. The topics listed below are studied across Year 12 and Year 13.


BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

The World of Travel and Tourism

Global Destinations

Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Plus one of the following units:-

  • Events, Conferences and Exhibitions
  • Visitor Attractions

Extracurricular Activities

A range of educational visits are in place to support learning. Students are offered the opportunity to visit different travel and tourism businesses and take part in research trips.

In Sixth Form, Work Experience opportunities are offered for students to gain an insight into real businesses and develop key employability skills.