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Schools 14-16 - BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism

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Level: 1

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification provides an engaging and stimulating introduction to the   travel and tourism industry.

It is designed to give 14-16 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress within the Travel and Tourism industry.

Entry requirements

An interview with the Travel and Tourism team will form part of the selection process. This will be supported by scored teacher assessments provided by the school. Applicants also need to demonstrate a recognised interest in the Travel and Tourism industry

Course Content

The core units are:

  • The UK travel and tourism sector
  • UK travel and tourism destinations

There is also a choice of optional units.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including role play, assignments and tests.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A uniform will be required. More details will be available during your interview.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You can progress to a variety of other courses within Travel and Tourism or Cabin Crew.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Tayla Barnes

Tayla Barnes

Travel student Tayla embarks on exciting journey with TUI

Derby College travel and tourism student Tayla Barnes is broadening her horizons after landing a full-time job as a travel adviser with TUI, the world's largest travel group.
Tayla, who completes her level 3 course this summer, will be based in Nottingham's busy city centre TUI branch assisting with customers' bookings and inquiries.
Tayla, who is 19 and from Heanor has always liked travel and was delighted to discover her perfect course at Derby College.
Tayla first began her journey with TUI after getting part-time work at the group's Ilkeston branch though college. She is now looking forward to her travel adviser's role, and, in a few years' time, taking the opportunity to move departments within TUI, perhaps working for its airline or call centres.

I had thought about doing A levels after school but the travel and tourism course at Derby College really appealed to me. I honestly had no idea that such a course existed but once I knew it did, I went along to a college open day and found out as much information as I could.


I enjoy college. The staff are really good – they're always there to help us and the course content is great. I've learned so much, particularly about the business side of the travel industry.

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