Travel & Tourism


Head of Faculty


To gain an insight into the Travel and Tourism industry and develop a passion for learning about other parts of the world.

Disciplinary Concepts

  • Examine, interpret and analyse
  • Investigate features, appeal and importance
  • Attract and engage with customers using research data

Big Questions

  • What is Travel and Tourism?
  • How are other parts of the world different to the UK?
  • What jobs are available in the Travel and Tourism Industry and what do they do?
  • What are the fashion and trends that are affecting the Travel and Tourism Industry?

Curriculum Content

At KS5 we offer the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism course.  The Extended Certificate is a vocational course that is assessed using two exam units and two coursework units.


Year 12 

Unit 1 - The World of Travel and Tourism -  Externally assessed exam (types of travel and tourism, customers and organisations, key sectors, interrelationships and interdependencies in the industry, technology, scale, UK as a global destination and income and spending)

Unit 9 – Visitor Attractions – Coursework (the nature, role and appeal of visitor attractions, how visitor attractions meet the diverse expectations of visitors, responding to competition and measure their success and appeal).


Year 13 

Unit 2  – Global Destinations - Externally assessed assessment (location, features and appeal of global destinations, the appeal of global destinations and the types of tourism and activities they support, suitability of travel plans, routes and itineraries to meet the needs of specified customers, consumer trends).

Unit 3 – Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism - Coursework (customer needs, marketing activities, developing a marketing plan, meeting industry and customer needs).