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Breda Academy, Belfast

Travel and Tourism

 
 
 
 
 

Subject Overview:

Travel and Tourism enables you to learn about the different component sectors of the Travel and Tourism industry including tour operations, accommodation and visitor attractions.  

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism helps students to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the travel and tourism sector at the appropriate level.  This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education in university or college.  The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the UK’s largest employers, offering a variety of exciting and rewarding career opportunities.

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Travel and Tourism

At Breda Academy, we currently offer Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism.  This qualification provides students with a more practical, work related approach to learning, whilst also providing students with a key theoretical background.  This course is designed to offer students an alternative qualification to an A level.  It is 100% coursework and so provides students with the ability to accurately track their progress throughout the completion of the course, due to there being no external exams. 

There are a total of six units covered in Years 13 and 14.

Year 13

Unit 1 – Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector

Unit 2 – The Business of Travel and Tourism 

Unit 3 – The UK as a Destination

 

Year 14

Unit 4 – Customer Service in Travel and Tourism

Unit 7 – European Destinations

Unit 8 – Long-haul Destinations   

Assessment is based on the criterion and completion of assignments within each unit.  Each assignment will vary in length and structure.

Staffing Overview:

Travel and Tourism Co-Ordinator – Mrs S. Coulter

Teaching staff: Mrs S. Coulter, Mrs G. Glover, Mr S. McFarland, Mr P. Perry

UCAS (equivalence)

The table below shows the number of UCAS points awarded for our BTEC Level 3 Nationals (QCF).

Subsidiary Diploma

AS Level         (Year 13)

A Level           (Year 14)

UCAS Points

  D*

 

  A*

56

D

 

A

48

   

B

40

M

 

C

32

       
   

D

24

 

A

 

20

P

B

E

16

 

C

 

12

 

D

 

10

 

E

 

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