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Travel and Tourism

The Business and Computing Faculty includes the study of Computing and Financial Capability at Key Stage 3. Business, Computing, Computer Studies and Travel and Tourism are delivered at Key Stage 4. Post-16, the Faculty teach Business, Economics, Travel and Tourism and the OCR National Computing qualification.   

Key Stage 4 

BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism


BTECs are work-related qualifications, suitable for a wide range of learners that are designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university. They provide a more practical, real-world approach to your learning alongside a theoretical background. BTEC Travel and Tourism is attractive to students who:

  • are interested in a career in the Travel and Tourism industry;
  • prefer a more practical approach to learning.


Two core units:

  • Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – External Examination In this unit, you will gain an understanding of the range of organisations involved with different types of tourism in the UK, including their roles, how they work together and how they use technology to meet changing customer needs.
  • Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations – Coursework This unit will give you an understanding of what the UK travel and tourism industry has to offer to tourists. It will enable you to identify and locate tourist destinations, major UK airports and seaports, as well as to discover sea routes and three-letter airport codes.

Complete two further units:

  • Unit 3: International Travel and Tourism Destinations - Coursework
  • Unit 4: Factors Affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism - Coursework


You could select from a range of Level 3 courses or you could start your career by progressing onto an apprenticeship or into a job with training.