Why choose a BTEC in Travel and Tourism?
Brand new BTECs in Travel and Tourism are available for 2010. The BTECs in Travel and Tourism are highly respected by employers and higher education establishments alike. We work closely with sector skills councils (SSCs) to ensure our BTECs provide a variety of skills needed to enter employment in the travel sector - from travel agents, to airports, airlines and more.
Progression for learners
A BTEC in Travel and Tourism can help your students achieve their full potential. Learners are rewarded along the way for consistent hard work and demonstration of their knowledge. A BTEC in Travel
and Tourism offers active learning in a vocational context and builds confidence, competence and motivation in your learners.
Flexible to fit around your curriculum
Some learners are incredibly focused, determined to make a success of their chosen career in Travel and Tourism. For others, it’s not so clear cut. A BTEC is a flexible qualification, made up of a number of units, which are determined by the level and size being studied. These units can be taken independently or alongside more traditional qualifications, to suit the interests and the aspirations of the learner.
Teachers and tutors can work together to plan and create their own resources or use our new and improved range of support materials.
Engaging for everyone
Students, of all abilities, often fail to see the link between what they learn in an academic sense and the world of work. BTECs in Travel and Tourism change all that. The vocational learning style is completely
different from the more traditional routes. Students may research their topics and present results in a wide variety of ways other than written text. They don’t have to work alone – group interaction can often play a part, for example through teamwork and role-play. BTECs can engage and enhance the performance of all learners, who recognise that the skills they are developing are those that employers will value. They are learning in a practical way without the need to commit to an apprenticeship.
Rewarding hard work and effort
Students learn best when they can apply their own knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to a subject. In a subject like Travel and Tourism, and in others, it’s often the case that learners are already motivated,
knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It’s right that this natural energy can be focused and rewarded. A BTEC in Travel and Tourism allows it to happen. Hard work is rewarded. Assessment is ongoing, motivating
students to analyse and improve their own performance.
Courses to support part-time and workplace learners
Our BTECs in Travel and Tourism are not only for those in full-time education. Those already employed in the Travel and Tourism sector can study for the BTEC level 2 or BTEC Level 3 on a part-time basis.
Knowledge and expertise gained in the workplace is valued and can play a part in the assessment methodology. School leavers and adults alike can continue to pursue an interest in Travel and Tourism and a desire to learn through the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Travel and Tourism. These courses are designed to motivate, building on the achievements from Key Stage 4 or other level 2 qualifications for those that wish to explore a vocational route at level 3.
Revised and updated
Our BTEC Nationals in Travel and Tourism have been redeveloped, safeguarding the qualifications in the emerging QCF Framework and linking them to the Foundation Learning strategy. The aim is to improve progression still further and provide logical pathways from age 14. We have also introduced a new BTEC First Award in Travel and Tourism, a vocationally-focused qualification broadly equivalent to a single GCSE. In addition a new BTEC National Supplementary Award in Travel and Tourism will be created – broadly equivalent to 1 AS.
Support for Functional Skills
The revised BTEC Nationals will support the strategy for Functional Skills, providing alternative teaching and learning strategies for learners who may do less well by taking GCSEs.
Awards that are recognised and understood
The BTECs in Travel and Tourism are recognised and respected by employers, professional institutions and higher education establishments alike. Discussions with sector skills councils (SSCs) including People First and GoSkills will ensure our BTECs are closely attuned to the needs of the employers in the travel industries.
Unrivalled help and support
If you are new to BTECs, you can feel reassured in the knowledge that a robust support structure is set in place. We’re here to offer curriculum and qualification updates, local training and network opportunities, plus advice, guidance and support.