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In this BTEC course students will learn about the different types of tourist destinations e.g. city breaks, theme parks and sea side towns.

They will learn about how tourism can contribute significantly to economic growth but can also have a negative impact on the environment, wildlife and local cultures. Students will investigate how tourism is a fast-moving and dynamic industry with many types of people seeking very different travel experiences. The course will provide a good grounding for students wishing to study a Level 3 course at college, or start their career in the travel and tourism industry via an apprenticeship.


Mr P Bowes
Curriculum Team Leader for Social Studies



Students attend 4 or 5 lessons per fortnight

Board and Specification

Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism

Assessment Components

Unit 1: The Travel and Tourism Sector (Written Exam) 25%
Unit 2: An investigation into UK Travel and Tourism Destinations (Written Coursework) 25%
Unit 3: An investigation into the development of travel and tourism in the UK (Written Coursework) 25%
Unit 6: An  investigation into The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience (Written Coursework) 25%

Units 1 and 2 will be completed in Year 10 and units 3 and 6 in Year 11.

Recommended Study Aids

BTEC First in Travel and Tourism Student Book, ISBN 9781446906279


Students will visit one seaside town and one theme park to gather research information for one of the coursework components.