|Course Title||BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Travel and Tourism|
This course is for you if you wish to gain an introduction to the travel and tourism industry and provides opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for a successful performance in the travel industry. The aim of the qualification is to support and prepare you for progression onto Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Travel and Tourism. The qualification is designed as a full one-year programme, giving you the opportunity to cover the travel and tourism sector by studying an interesting range of units as part of your programme of study.
Four or more GCSEs at grades 9-2 (A*-E) including English
A full-time one-year course starting in September.
You will complete a combination of mandatory and optional units in which you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including coursework assignments and practical activities.
The UK Travel Industry, The UK Tourism Industry, Service in Travel and Tourism, Locational Geography, Package Travel and Tourism Products and Services, UK Travel and Tourism Destinations, Recommending Holidays to Suit Customers’ Needs, Worldwide Travel and Tourism Destinations, The Role of Overseas Resort Representatives, Travel and Tourism Itineraries, Accessible Travel and Tourism and Promotional Materials for Travel and Tourism. For each unit you will be graded a pass provided you meet all the assessment criteria
To be successful in a travel and tourism industry you will need to enjoy being part of a team and like working with people. You will also be good at solving problems, using computer software, understanding instructions, getting things done on time and making decisions. English and communication skills are particularly important, you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers, respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner and maintain written records of work completed. Carrying out calculations and problem solving is a daily feature of working in the travel industry, as you will need to be able to accurately calculate currency exchange rates or holiday costings. You will also need to apply your interpersonal skills including your ability to learn independently and self-management in the workplace.
At Bury College you will benefit from work experience as an essential element of your study programme. You will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement allowing you to gain handson work based industry skills. Travel and Tourism students have previously secured high quality work experience placements at:
Your Travel and Tourism Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, or higher education. You will have the opportunity to take part in volunteering at events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and careers events.
There may be additional costs for coursework visit trips.
Bury College is celebrating the launch of a brand new travel agency which will allow staff, students and the general public to book their bespoke holidays.