This course is suitable for students who don’t qualify for BTEC Level 3 (A Level equivalent) courses.
The BTEC Level 2 Award will give students a broad background in Travel and Tourism so that they can progress to further education, training or employment. The course is vocational, involving personal research, investigation into real-life travel and tourism activities and educational visits.
This course can be combined with GCSE subjects and other BTEC Level 2 courses.
This qualification demonstrates that students can apply concepts and interpret practical situations.
A Merit or above will provide students with a strong grounding for further study at Reigate College. Many progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Travel & Tourism, or other A Level and BTEC subjects.
The course covers a wide range of Travel and Tourism topics and includes:
- The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
- UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
- Factors affecting Worldwide Travel and Tourism
- The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience
Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences
- A visit to the Butlins Resort, Bognor Regis, to carry out customer service research.
- Visits to Boxhill and Denbies wine estate and event venue to investigate their appeal as destinations.
In addition to course specific experiences, students also have the opportunity to get involved in the College’s Activities Programme.
All students need to gain an experience of the work place during their time at College and for students studying vocational courses it should ideally be linked to one of their subject areas.
The BTEC Level 2 Award is a one-year, practical course, assessed by coursework and external assessment and graded Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*.
The exam board for the BTEC Level 2 Award in Travel & Tourism is Pearson BTEC.
In order to study this course, students will need a minimum of four GCSEs or equivalent at Grade 3 or above and a satisfactory school reference. Students will enjoy this course if they:
- have an enthusiastic approach to Travel and Tourism
- are determined to succeed
- enjoy written and spoken communication
- can plan their own learning and meet deadlines
- enjoy problem solving and the use of information technology
Students will work regularly with others and will use numbers to present and interpret statistics.