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Curriculum and Assessment Maps

KS4 Years 9-10

KS4 Year 11

Qualification details

The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism (Qualification Number: 603/3038/7), is for learners who want to acquire knowledge and technical skills through vocational contexts by exploring the aims of different travel and tourism organisations, the features of tourist destinations, how organisations meet customer requirements, and the influences on global travel and tourism as part of their Key Stage 4 learning. The qualification recognises the value of learning skills, knowledge and vocational attributes to complement GCSEs. The qualification will broaden learners’ experience and understanding of the varied progression options available to them.

The qualification builds on learning from Key Stage 3 for those who may wish to explore a vocational route throughout Key Stage 4.

What can the qualification lead to?

Study of the qualification as part of Key Stage 4 learning will help learners to make more informed choices for further learning either generally or in this sector. The choices that learners can make post-16 will depend on their overall level of attainment and their performance in the qualification. Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Travel and

Tourism, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the tourism sector.

Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, to progression to employment, to apprenticeships or to further study at Level 3. For these learners, the attitudes and the reflective and communication skills covered in this qualification will help them achieve
  • study of travel and tourism post-16 through the study of a Technical Certificate. Learners who perform strongly in this qualification compared to their overall performance should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead ultimately to employment in the travel and tourism sector.
Total Qualification Time

For all regulated qualifications, Pearson specifies a total number of hours that it is estimated learners will require to complete and show achievement for the qualification: this is the Total Qualification Time (TQT). Within TQT, Pearson identifies the number of Guided Learning Hours (GLH) that we estimate a centre delivering the qualification might provide. Guided learning means activities such as lessons, tutorials, online instruction, supervised study and giving feedback on performance that directly involve teachers and assessors in teaching, supervising and invigilating learners. Guided learning includes the time required for learners to complete external assessment under examination or supervised conditions.

In addition to guided learning, other required learning directed by teachers or assessors will include private study, preparation for assessment and undertaking assessment when not under supervision, such as preparatory reading, revision and independent research. The Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism has:

  • Total Qualification Time: 150 hours
  • Guided Learning Hours: 120 hours.

Centres should take note of these hours in planning their programme but should also use their professional judgement to determine the provision of guided learning and study time across the components.


Learners are required to complete and achieve all the components included in the qualification.



Component title

GLH Level




Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations

36 1/2



Influence on Global Travel and Tourism

48 1/2 External

Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism

36 1/2

Internal Synoptic


Year 11 KS4 curriculum

Students in year 11 also studies the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Travel and Tourism  and will complete unit 3 Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism in addition to units 1 and 2 above.


The qualification consists of three components that give learners the opportunity to develop broad knowledge and understanding of Travel and Tourism at Levels 1 and 2.

Internal assessment

Components 1 and 2 are assessed through internal assessment. Internal assessment for these components has been designed to relate to achievement of application of the conceptual underpinning for the sector through realistic tasks and activities. This style of assessment promotes deep learning through ensuring the connection between knowledge and practice.


There is one external assessment. Component 2: Global Influences on Travel and Tourism requires learners to apply their knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing tourism, the impact of tourism on destinations and destination management to travel and tourism contexts.


Unit title and description

Assessment and duration


Component 1

Travel and Tourism organisation and destinations

Non-Examination Assessment


Component 2

Influences on Global Travel and Tourism

Non-Examination Assessment


Component 3

Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism

Written examination

2 hours