Teaching Staff – Graham Constable, Wolfgang Luecke, William James
Travel and Tourism is the study of one of the largest service sectors in the world and one of the broadest. Travel and Tourism as a subject covers all things from Tour Operators, Airline and Cruise Operators to Regeneration and Strategic Tourism Planners at local, regional, national and international level.
The BTEC level 3 Diploma has 12 modules that the pupils study over two years. Each module is based on a specific section of the industry. Pupils begin studying the broad aspect of the industry and then become more focused covering modules such as long haul travel, business travel and responsible travel. Each module is assessed through coursework, which is split into pass, merit and distinction tasks. The coursework can include essays, reports, presentations, posters, organising trips. Pupils will develop a variety of skills, numerical, analytical and evaluative, to use the different theoretical concepts and apply them to real tourism examples. The final grade being wroth the equivalent of two A Level grades.
Past pupils from Wycliffe College who have studied BTEC have gone on to read Hospitality Business Management, International Hospitality Management and International Tourism Management at universities such as University College Birmingham, University of Surrey and Trinity St David in Swansea.