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Travel and Tourism

What does this course involve? Do you love travel? Did you know that you could make a career out of it in the dynamic, diverse and expanding Travel & Tourism industry? Where better to start your journey than here at Morriston Comprehensive School.

Memories of travel can last a lifetime, whether it’s a two-week family trip to France or a gap year travelling around the world. All travellers need those that work in the travel and tourism industry to ensure that their trips run smoothly. This qualification has been designed to provide an all-round introduction to the travel and tourism sector for those who wish to further their careers in one of its many connected industries, including retail travel, visitor attractions, accommodation, transport and tour operations. At MCS we offer the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in BTEC Travel & Tourism which is equivalent to one A-Level.


Key Stage 5

Course content is 100% Coursework.

Year 12:

Unit 1 – Investigating Travel & Tourism (10 credits)

This unit enables learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of the travel and tourism sector, its component industries, their role and the interrelationships within the sector. Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of how the sector has developed over the last 50 years, what it is today and how it is being affected by current trends and factors.

Unit 3 – The UK as a destination (10 credits)

This unit enables learners to develop their skills in locating destinations in the United Kingdom and also gain an overview of the UK tourism product and how it attracts and meets the needs of domestic and inbound visitors. Learners will develop their understanding of the factors that affect tourism to and within the UK. The unit supports the development of research skills through the exploration of UK tourist destinations and their locations.

Unit 7 – European destinations (10 credits)

In this unit learners will gain skills to enable them to locate and explore the diverse destinations that make up the European travel market. They will develop their knowledge of the appeal of destinations for different leisure experiences and gain an understanding of the factors affecting the development and decline of selected destinations.

Year 13:

Unit 2 – The business of travel and tourism (10 credits)

This unit will enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding about travel and tourism as a business and appreciate that travel and tourism organisations operate and have a role to play in a business environment. They will learn about how travel and tourism organisations gain competitive advantage to meet their aims and be successful, and will demonstrate business skills in presenting a business case for a feasible business enterprise.

Unit 4 – Customer service in travel and tourism (10 credits)

This unit enables learners to gain understanding of how excellent customer service contributes to the success of travel and tourism organisations. Learners will develop knowledge and skills to provide customer service and achieve sales in travel and tourism situations.

Unit 8 – Long-haul travel destinations. (10 credits)

The focus of this unit is for learners to gain knowledge and understanding of long-haul travel destinations. They will develop skills in locating major long-haul destinations, as well as the skills needed to plan a multicentre long-haul tour.

Meet the team

Miss E. Dabrowska

Mrs D. Ayres