Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 in Travel & Tourism (CC)

Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:1 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

This course will appeal to students who:
• have a keen interest in travel and tourism
• enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experience
• want the opportunity to carry out practical work outside the classroom as well as class work
• enjoy discovering about themselves in practical situations
• want to find out more about the subject through personal investigation
• are interested in developing an understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and how to deal with customers effectively
• want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
• want to move onto a related career or a further education course.

The BTEC Certificate in Travel and Tourism is made up of eight units: four compulsory units and four specialist units.


Unit 1 – The UK Travel and Tourism Sector
Unit 2 – The Travel and Tourism Customer Service
Unit 3 – UK Travel and Tourism Destinations
Unit 4 – International Holiday Destinations
Unit 7 – Business Environments in Travel and Tourism

Specialist Units:

Promotion and Sales in Travel and Tourism
Organising a Travel and Tourism study visit
Preparation for employment Travel and Tourism Employment Opportunities.

Please note - units are subject to change.

You will have access to GCSE retakes in English and Maths, or Pathway to GCSE.

Compulsory residential activities to develop team work and practical skills are an integral part of the course. There is an additional cost of £220 to cover these trips as well as day trips, or residentials and guest speakers. This charge is to be paid at enrolment and is non-refundable. The Learner Support Fund is available and could help assist in paying towards these fees.

The offer on the course is subject to the successful attendance of a Welcome Event and Taster Day.

Progression & Career Opportunities

A BTEC Certificate is equivalent to two GCSEs at grades A* to C. Students gaining a BTEC in Travel and Tourism will have access to a range of career and further education opportunities. You will learn and use a variety of skills throughout the course, including collecting, analysing and interpreting data, communicating your findings in different ways, and identifying and developing the links between different parts of the subject. These skills are in great demand and are recognised and highly valued by employers and colleges.

During the course, you will:
• gain a broad understanding of travel and tourism and study selected areas in more depth
• develop skills, knowledge and understanding in travel and tourism
• have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way
• follow a programme of study that enables progression to further education and employment in travel and tourism
• develop key skills which are highly valued by employers
• gain confidence by developing independent learning skills.

Entry Requirements

You will need 2 GCSEs at Grade 3 (D) or above, or successful completion of a full Level 1 Qualification.  It is important you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in travel and tourism, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

The course is full-time and takes one year to complete.

The course will be assessed through coursework and exams.

During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. These may include:


How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.