Why Study Travel & Tourism?

In recent years, the UK has established itself as a real alternative to Mediterranean beach holiday destinations and trends towards more sustainable ‘green’ tourism offer great opportunities to creative entrepreneurs, whether you prefer to run your own business, work for a multi-national organisation, work abroad or on Worcester High Street.

The units studied will allow you to explore the business as well as leisure industry. You will learn a variety of transferable skills that universities and employers are looking for such as communication skills, independent research, working with a team and meeting deadlines. If you like people, exploring and travel, it’s about you!

In Year One, you will study the World of Travel and Tourism and Principles of Marketing. In Year Two, you will study Global Destinations and either Visitor Attractions or Events, Conferences and Exhibitions (topic to be chosen by your teacher).

Why study Travel & Tourism at Worcester Sixth Form College?

Our focus is on employability skills such as problem solving, interpersonal skills and resilience. Emphasis is on independent learning and teamwork, research skills, project-based research and development & presentation skills. In addition to the Travel and Tourism sector-specific content, the requirements of this course
help you to develop skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline and time management.

Work experience placements can be arranged with local Travel and Tourism organisations, and other extra-curricular activities include:

  • Visits to national tourist attractions
  • Visits to employers and Higher Education institutions
  • Guest speakers, e.g. local Travel and Tourism industry employers
  • Mock interviews
Tia Bullivant - Travel & Tourism

Tia-Louise Bullivant

Tourism - Prince Henry's High School
I originally chose this subject as I was interested in business and the travel and tourism industry. The fact that is it 100% coursework based also appealed to me as I prefer course work to exams. I love this subject as it gives me freedom to research and create my own work, I also found the work very manageable which was a bonus as I found this was a stress free subject. Travel and Tourism also tied in with my other subject Health and Social. For example, prior to visiting certain countries inoculations are needed; health and safety and experience with working with the public and providing customer service. I’m hoping that this subject alongside my other subjects will spring-board me into the next stage of my education and future career.

Progression Opportunities

The 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 Applied or A Level courses.

Recent students have progressed to degree courses in Tourism Management or Event Management. Others have opted for apprenticeships such as those run by major travel agencies, airlines and leisure companies, or train for specialist qualifications such as ABTA or airline ticketing.

Entry Requirements

Essential Qualifications Other Desirable Qualifications / Combinations Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4 or above.N/ACommitment to work in a group. Willingness to complete independent research.Residential trip eg to Paris £300 approx. (optional). Local trips approx. £15 each.

Qualifications & Enrolment Options

Qualification Name A Level Equivalence Duration Awarding Body
Certificate½ A Level (1 Block)1 yearPearson Edexcel
Extended Certificate1 A Level (1 Block)1 year (to be studied in Year 2 after successful completion of Certificate)Pearson Edexcel

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