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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Welcome to the Travel and Tourism Department

 
 

Introduction:

Travel and Tourism is offered at Key Stage 4 and 5 at St. Mary’s High School. Learners are given the opportunity to study Travel and Tourism from Year 11 through to Year 14. At KS4 learners are provided with the opportunity to study BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism, in Sixth Form learners are given the opportunity to study for
BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism.

What skills will I develop?

  • You will develop an understanding of the Travel and Tourism industry
  • You will be able to analyse how events can impact the industry.
  • You will be able to evaluate the industries marketing strategies and future
    development plans.
  • You will also learn important skills such as report writing, ICT skills, research
    skills, analysis and evaluating.
 

Key Stage 4: BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Pearson BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 First Award in Travel and Tourism which is the same size and level as a GCSE and is aimed at everyone who wants to find out more about the Travel and Tourism industry. The qualification provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the world of Travel and Tourism giving the opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. As part of the course, you will explore some of
the key areas within the sector including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. You will investigate the importance of the Travel and Tourism sector to the UK, and investigate different types of customers and UK destinations.

BTEC Firsts Travel and Tourism (2018)

Key Stage 4 Level 2 - Course overview:

Year  Units Assessment Type
11 Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations Internal
  Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism
Destinations
Internal
12 Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector External
  Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer
Experience
Internal

This course is delivered by Mr R. McCullough

For further information please click here

Key Stage 5: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Travel and Tourism is equivalent in size to one A Level. This qualification is made up of 4 units of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. The course is externally assessed for Unit 1 The World of Travel and Tourism and Unit 2 Global Destinations this is 58% of the course. This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in learning about the Travel and Tourism industry alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in Travel and Tourism related subjects. The qualification is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels.

Key Stage 5 Level 3 - Course overview:

Years Units  Assessment
Year 13 Unit 1 The World of Travel and Tourism
Unit 2 Global Destinations
External
Year 14 Unit 3 Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism
Unit 9 Visitor Attractions
Internal

This course is delivered by Mr R. McCullough and Mrs C. Brown.

For further information on this course, please click here.