Travel and Tourism

Travel & Tourism

Faculty of Humanities


Mrs R McElhone - Head of Faculty

Mrs J Illidge


We strive to prepare our learners for the world of work by developing transferrable vocational/employability skills. These skills will support learners planning to enter employment in the travel and tourism sector or who wish to progress to further vocational qualifications at college and university. Our learners develop a range of personal skills and attributes needed in the workplace. We encourage learners to work effectively in teams as well as becoming independent learners. Learners are well supported within our inclusive department.


Our aim is to inspire and enthuse pupils by providing a comprehensive and challenging programme that will:

  • give pupils the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector
  • develop relevant skills in the travel and tourism sector
  • provide pupils with a route through education that has clear progression pathways into further study or an apprenticeship


KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020



BTEC – Year 1

In the first year of the BTEC, learners will cover:-

UNIT 1 - The UK Travel & Tourism Sector. This is an externally assessed examination.

UNIT 2 - UK Travel & Tourism Destinations.


BTEC – Year 2

In the second year of the BTEC, learners will cover:-

UNIT 5 - Factors affecting Worldwide Travel & Tourism.

UNIT 3 - The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience.



Unit 1

Externally set and assessed by the Exam Board and worth 25% of the total course

Units 2, 3 and 5

Internally assessed assignments worth 75% of the total course