Our BTEC First qualification in Travel and Tourism is designed to provide learners with an understanding of the travel and tourism industry globally as well as within the United Kingdom, including within our own region of Liverpool and the North West. Students will develop a knowledge of travel destinations and an understanding of the vocational aspects of T&T as a career option. The course encourages students to develop a curiosity about the world, countries and different cultures, as well as an understanding of tourism and its impact on the economy and environment of countries.
We aim to do this by:
To plan and deliver structured and exciting lessons that ensure statutory requirements are met and which enable individuals to progress and achieve to the best of their ability in completing the BTEC course.
To develop our students’ Understanding about the UK travel and tourism sector and its importance to the UK economy.
To develop our students’ Knowledge about the industries, and key organisations, within the travel and tourism sector, their roles and interrelationship as well as understanding the role of consumer technology in the travel and tourism sector.
To develop students’ Personal, Learning and Thinking skills through creativity and a collaborative thematic approach to learning and teaching.
To provide opportunities to broaden students’ cultural, social and emotional development both inside and outside the curriculum.
To develop and encourage an understanding of core British values.
What do we expect learners to get from studying Travel and Tourism?
Students get equipped with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum at KS 4. This qualification aims to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the travel and tourism sector.
Students are provided with opportunities to link education and the world of work in engaging, relevant and practical ways.
Students benefit from a curriculum, which provides opportunities to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in the travel and tourism sector.
Students are able to enhance their English and mathematical competence in relevant, applied scenarios.
Students have access to high-quality resources within the curriculum, and will develop transferable interpersonal skills, including working with others, problem solving, independent study, and personal, learning and thinking skills.