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BTEC Travel and Tourism First Award

COURSE SUMMARY SHEET

 

SUBJECT

BTEC Travel & Tourism First Award

LEVEL

L2

EXAM BOARD

Edexcel

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

  • 5 GCSEs at E grade or above, Eng/Maths D grades

 

An interest in Geography

Yes

An interest in the Tourism industry

 

 

10 KEY POINTS ABOUT THE COURSE

1 4 Units- 1 mandatory which has external assessment + 3 optional units, 120 GLH

 

2. Mandatory unit U1 The UK T&T Sector  - 30 GLH – external assessment – Written Exam 1 hr

 

3. Optional unit U2 UK T&T Destinations – 30 GLH – internal  assessment

 

4. Optional unit  U4 International T&T Destinations – 30 GLH – internal assessment

 

5. Optional unit U5 Factors Affecting Worldwide T&T – 30 GLH – internal assessment

 

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

                                                                         Intrapersonal skills

                                                                         Interpersonal skills

 

7. Transferable skills that are valued 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. The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course. Entry-level employment opportunities in travel and tourism include junior roles such as assistant travel agent, tourist information clerk or member of a visitor attraction team.

 

9. Links to external employers/providers should be established

 

10. BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamworking; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

 

Who should you see if you have further questions?

Please talk to Mrs M Hawley