BTEC Travel and Tourism

 

“The travel and tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace.”

Qualification

BTEC

Awarding Body

Edexcel

Course Specification

Who to contact for more information about this course

 

Queries should be directed to Miss Russell

Years taught

Year 12 and Year 13

About this course

 

The travel and tourism sector continues to grow at a rapid pace, with the amount of travel undertaken by individuals for both leisure and business purposes continuing to increase.


An expansion in the short-break market has led to a growth of regional airports in the UK and across Europe and a rise in the number of new hospitality enterprises including health spas and boutique hotels.

 

This qualification will provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected industries, including retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations.

 

How this course is assessed

 

All units are internally assessed in the BTEC qualifications in this specification. All assessment for the BTEC qualifications in this specification is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes.

 

Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes.

 

A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. To achieve a:

  • 'pass' a learner must have satisfied all the pass assessment criteria

  • 'merit' a learner must additionally have satisfied all the merit grading criteria

  • 'distinction' a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction grading criteria

Learners who complete the unit but who do not meet all the pass criteria are graded 'unclassified'.

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