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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy

Travel and Tourism

course overview

BTEC Firsts in Travel and Tourism can help you take your first steps towards a career in retail or business travel. You’ll learn essential skills such as business awareness, customer service and understanding destinations in the UK and worldwide. The BTEC First qualifications have core and optional specialist units.

Click here for the BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism Purpose Statement

Core units

All qualification sizes in the sector share a common core of two compulsory units totalling 60 guided learning hours (GLH).

Core units are designed to cover the body of content that employers and educators within the sector consider essential for 14–19 year old learners. 

The exam unit will be externally assessed.

 

Optional specialist units

The remainder of the qualifications in the sector will be formed from optional specialist units.

Optional specialist units are sector specific, focus on an area within the vocational sector, and provide an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding.

Optional specialist units will normally be 30 GLH, but may be smaller or larger.

 

Year 9-11 KS4 curriculum

The students can start the course from year 9 and work on their coursework to year 11. Students who are in year 11 can sit Mock Exam in December, external Exam in January and May.  

Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector. Exam Unit.

Unit 2: The UK Travel and Tourism Destinations. Compulsory Unit.

Unit 5: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

Unit 6: The Travel and Tourism Customer experience

Assessment

Unit title and description

Assessment and duration

Weighting

Unit 1

The UK Travel and Tourism Sector

Written examination

1 hour 

25%

Unit 2

The UK Travel and Tourism Destinations.

Non-Examination Assessment

25%

Unit 5

Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism

Non-Examination Assessment

25%

Unit 6

The Travel and Tourism Customer experience

Non-Examination Assessment

25%