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BTEC Travel and Tourism L3

Key Staff:  Mrs. Hawley

Entry Requirements:

  • Five GCSEs at  5 - 9 grade or above
  • An interest in Geography
  • An interest in the Tourism industry

Is this a new two year linear Subject?  Yes

Key Points About The Course

  1. 4 Units- 3 mandatory, 2 external, 360 GLH, 480 TQT
  2. Mandatory U1 The World of T&T  - 90 GLH – external assessment – Written Exam 1.5 hrs
  3. Mandatory U2 Global Destinations – 120 GLH – external assessment – Controlled Assessment
  4. Mandatory U3 Managing the Customer Experience – 90 GLH – internal assessment
  5. Optional unit to be chosen from:
    • The Airport Experience – 60 GLH – internal assessment
    • Specialist Tourism         - 60 GLH – internal assessment
    • Visitor Attractions          - 60 GLH – internal assessment
    • Events, Conferences & Exhibitions  - 60 GLH – internal assessment
    • Work Experience in T&T  - 60 GLH – internal assessment       
  6. Employability skills addressed here are:
    • Cognitive & problem-solving skills
    • Intrapersonal skills
    • Interpersonal skills
  7. Transferable skills that universities value 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. BTEC Nationals provide a vocational context in which learners can develop the knowledge and skills required for particular degree courses, including:
    • reading technical texts
    • preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.#
    • creative development
    • analytical skills
    • effective writing
  9. Links to external employers/providers should be established
  10. Synoptic assessment requires learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector as relevant to a key task. BTEC learning has always encouraged learners to apply their learning in realistic contexts using scenarios and realistic activities that will permit learners to draw on and apply their learning. For these qualifications we have formally identified units to be a focus for synoptic assessment.