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BTEC Travel and Tourism

Level: GCSE Examination board: Pearsons Specification: BTEC Tech Level Award Level 1/Level 2


The BTEC Tech Award in Travel and Tourism consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector by studying the aims, products and services of different travel and tourism organisations, their use of consumer technologies. the features of tourist destinations, how organisations meeet customer needs and preferences, and the influences on global travel and tourism.

The qualification enables learners to develop their transferable skills, such as researching, planning and makin decisions and judgements.

Course assessment

This is a BTEC Tech Award Level 1/Level 2Vocational course which is equivalent to a GCSE. It consists of 3 components, 2 of which are interanlly assessed.

Component 1:

Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations - 30% - Internal assessed

Learners will investigate travel and tourism organisations, their aims and how they work together. You will explore types of travel and tourism and the features that make destinations appealing to visitors.

Component 2:

Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism - 30% - Internal assessed

Learners will investigate how organisations use market research to identify travel and tourism trends and identify customer needs and preferences. They will apply their understanding by exploring how specific needs are met by organisations and how travel planning meets customer needs and preferences.

Component 3:

Influences on Global Travel and Tourism - 40% - External assessed

Learners will explore the different factors that may influence global travel and tourism, and how travel and tourism organisations and destinations respond to these factors. Learners will examine the potential impacts of tourism at global destinations and how destinations can manage the impacts of tourism and control tourism development to achieve sustainable tourism.

Get in touch

For more information contact the Head of Department.

Name: Margaret McAuley

Email: Margaret.mcauley@lvs.ascot.sch.uk