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The Travel and Tourism sector is the biggest industry in the world today and becomes ever more important in our lives, whether experiencing holidays ourselves or working within the industry.  As both our income and leisure time continues to increase, the Travel and Tourism industry builds and there are now thousands of jobs linked to this sector. This course, which is only available at KS4, is for those students with a real interest in the travel and tourism industry. 

The course provides an opportunity for students to practically apply their knowledge and skills through areas such as investigating different travel and tourism organisations, how they identify trends and customer needs to provide products and services, the factors influencing tourism, and the impact of tourism on destinations.

Learners taking this qualification study three components, covering the following content areas: 

● The aims of travel and tourism organisations, how different organisations work together and types of travel and tourism, the features that make destinations appealing to visitors and different travel routes.

● How organisations use market research to identify travel and tourism trends, and customer needs and preferences, and selection of products and services and planning a holiday to meet customer needs and preferences.

● Factors that may influence global travel and tourism, and how travel and tourism organisations and destinations respond to these factors, and the potential impacts of tourism on global destinations and how destinations can manage the impacts of tourism and control tourism development to achieve sustainable tourism.

Curriculum Plan:


The exam board is Pearson Edexcel

Qualification: BTEC Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Travel and Tourism

This is a new qualification starting in September 2022. Students need to complete three separate units. Units 1 and 2 are completed in class as separate pieces of controlled assessment. Unit 3 is a 2-hour assessment undertaken in exam conditions.

Unit Number

Unit Title



Travel and Tourism Organisations and Destinations

Controlled Assessment


Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism

Controlled Assessment


Influences on Global Travel and Tourism


Students should achieve a grade between a Level 1 Pass up to a Level 2 Distinction.

Key Stage 4 Options

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For more information about Travel and Tourism please contact Mr A Taylor

Bramhall High School, Seal Road, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 2JT

0161 439 8045