Travel & Tourism

Travel and Tourism is taught within Geography at Key Stage three. Travel and tourism is included in the environment and society area of Key stage three learning. Travel and tourism also includes local and global citizenship, and employability elements.

Learners are given the opportunity to study Travel and Tourism from year 11 onwards. At KS4 learners are provided with the opportunity to study BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism, in sixth form learners are given the opportunity to study for BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism, or A Level Travel and Tourism.

Travel and Tourism is the study of how and where people spend their leisure time, and the industry which supports this.

Tourism in Northern Ireland  currently generates a revenue of £764 million and attracts 4.5 million visitors. The aim is to double tourism’s contribution to the economy by 2020. Making this a dynamic and exciting sector to be employed within.

Subject Leader – Mrs. S. Patterson 
Subject Teacher – Mr. B. Dunlop 

Overview
The travel and tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing, and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people.
At Ulidia Integrated College we offer Travel and Tourism at level 2 for years 11 and 12. Level 3 BTEC Travel and Tourism is offered to years 13 and 14 in our sixth form to study.
We have a number of former students who have continued Travel and Tourism right through to University and employment.

Assessment throughout the course
BTEC level 2 NQF is a two year course which consists of four units and is 25% external exam based assessment and 75% coursework.

2015-17 BTEC Overview (KS4)

  Term one Term two Term three
Year 11 Unit one – The UK travel and tourism industry (external) Unit two – UK Travel and Tourism Destinations

 

Unit two – UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
Year 12 Unit 3: The development of Travel and Tourism in the UK. Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism destinations.  

 

YEAR 12 STUDY LEAVE

BTEC level 3 (years 13, and 14) is a two year course which consists of six units. These six units are 100% coursework assessment. Year 13 are using the new assessment procedures and year 12 use the previous assessment procedures.

2015-2017 BTEC Overview (KS5)

  Term one Term two Term three
Year 13 Unit 1: Investigating Travel and Tourism (DN)

Unit 2: The Business of Travel and Tourism (PT)

Unit 1: Investigating Travel and Tourism (DN)

Unit 3: The UK as a destination (PT)

Unit 1: Investigating Travel and Tourism (DN)

Unit 3: The UK as a destination (PT)

Year 14 Unit 4: Customer service in Travel and Tourism (DN)

Unit7: Preparing for employment in Travel and Tourism (PT)

 

 

Unit 8: Long Haul Travel destinations (DN)

Unit7: Preparing for employment in Travel and Tourism

(PT)

 

 

 

YEAR 14 STUDY LEAVE

Assessment Plans For Years 11-14

NQF BTEC Assessment Plan 2015-17 (PDF)
NQF BTEC Assessment Plan 2015-17 (PDF)
BTEC Level 2 Award in Travel and Tourism 2016-18 – Assessment Plan (PDF)
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism 2016-18 – Assessment Plan (PDF)