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Travel and Tourism

COURSE SUMMARY SHEET

 

SUBJECT

Travel & Tourism

LEVEL

L3

EXAM BOARD

Edexcel

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • 5 GCSEs at C grade or above

 

An interest in Geography

Yes

An interest in the Tourism industry

 

 

10 KEY POINTS ABOUT THE COURSE

1 4 Units- 3 mandatory, 2 external, 360 GLH, 480 TQT

 

2. Mandatory U1 The World of T&T  - 90 GLH – external assessment – Written Exam 1.5 hrs

 

3. Mandatory U2 Global Destinations – 120 GLH – external assessment – Controlled Assessment

 

4. Mandatory U3 Managing the Customer Experience – 90 GLH – internal assessment

 

5. Optional unit to be chosen from: The Airport Experience – 60 GLH – internal assessment
                                                             Specialist Tourism         - 60 GLH – internal assessment

                                                             Visitor Attractions          - 60 GLH – internal assessment

                                         Events, Conferences & Exhibitions  - 60 GLH – internal assessment

                                                           Work Experience in T&T  - 60 GLH – internal assessment       

 

6. Employability skills addressed here are: cognitive & problem-solving skills

                                                                         Intrapersonal skills

                                                                         Interpersonal skills

 

7. Transferable skills that universities value include: • the ability to learn independently • the ability to research actively and methodically • to be able to give presentations and be active group members.

 

8. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including: • reading technical texts • effective writing • analytical skills • creative development • preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

 

9. Links to external employers/providers should be established

 

10. Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task. BTEC learning has always encouraged learners to apply their learning in realistic contexts using scenarios and realistic activities that will permit learners to draw on and apply their learning. For these qualifications we have formally identified units to be a focus for synoptic assessment.

 

Who should you see if you have further questions?

Please talk to Mrs M Hawley