Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane
Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9PA

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Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA

Area Leader: Miss M Taylor

During the BTEC Travel and Tourism course students consider a range of customer focused environments whilst assessing the appeal to different groups of people.  Students develop their understanding of different groups and the specific needs as well as the necessity to cater for a wide range of individuals.

Spiritual Development

  • Students will understand the needs of different types of customers in all units, e.g. in terms of prayer facilities and dietary needs.
  • Moral Development
  • Students will understand that publicity and sales of products/services needs to be appropriate.
  • Students will understand the impact that leisure and tourism has on the world.
  • Social Development
  • Students will understand how changes in society affect the leisure and tourism industry.
  • Cultural Development
  • Students will understand cultural differences and traditions in travel destinations so as to not cause offence.


Key stage 4



BTEC First Travel and Tourism will:

  • inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the travel and tourism sector.
  • give learners the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in, the travel and tourism sector.
  • support progression to a more specialised level 3 vocational or academic tourism course or an apprenticeship.
  • give learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the travel and tourism sector, for example posts in travel agencies, visitor attractions and the tourist information centre.


Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – this unit covers the main types of tourism in the UK, the contribution that travel and tourism makes to the UK economy and the different component industries that make up the UK travel and tourism sector. (Assessed by external examination at the end of Year 11. 25% of overall grade)

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations – this unit covers what the different types of UK destinations have to offer, as well as locating tourist UK destinations and routes. (Assessed by Internal controlled assessment throughout Year 10 & 11. 25% of overall grade)


Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations – which looks at international travel and tourism destinations and gateways and reasons for their appeal to different visitors. (Assessed by Internal controlled assessment throughout Year 10 & 11. 25% of overall grade)


Unit 6: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience – which looks at the needs and expectations of different types of customer in the travel and tourism sector and how organisations address these. (Assessed by Internal controlled assessment throughout Year 10 & 11. 25% of overall grade)



HOMEWORK: Homework will be issued each week to support learning in the classroom.


EXPECTATIONS: Students need an interest in the travel and tourism industries. They need to be prepared to visit local travel and tourism providers to explore what they offer and how they operate.

How parents can support: Encourage your child to watch holiday documentary programmes on TV. Visit local leisure and tourism centres such as libraries, leisure centres, hotels, bowling alleys, cinemas, theatres or tourist attractions. Encourage them to read the relevant texts. Support them in revision for tests and exams.

Additional Reading: Leisure and Tourism GCSE – Student Book for AQA, OCR, WJEC and CCEA

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