Travel & Tourism

Course Overview

The Travel & Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. The value of tourism to the UK economy is approximately £126 billion, and the sector employs around 3.1 million people. This is an excellent course for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the Travel & Tourism industry. It is the equivalent to one A Level. It offers students the opportunity to study the growth of world tourism, how this has changed over time, how people travel to resorts and the impact of tourism.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English.


Birmingham Airport
Resorts World
London Eye
Alton Towers
House of Commons
Birmingham City Council
Ryan Air
Hilton Hotels
Transport for London
Easy Jet
Midland Metro
British Airways
Thorpe Park
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Sea Life Centre

Course Outline

Unit 1: The World of Travel and Tourism (external exam)

This unit provides the foundation for learners to study other units in Travel and Tourism. They will explore the key components and scale of the industry, using data to analyse key trends and their impact.

Unit 2: Global Destinations (external exams)

Learners investigate and analyse information regarding the features and appeal of global destinations, travel planning, and the factors and trends affecting the changing popularity of global destinations.

Unit 3: Principles of Marketing in Travel and Tourism 

Learners investigate the use of marketing in travel and tourism organisations and how to meet customer expectations in order to inform a promotional campaign of their own design.

Unit 9: Visitor Attractions

Learners develop analytical skills as they investigate the nature and role of both built and natural visitor attractions, their commercial success, appeal, response to diverse visitor needs and the importance of delivering a memorable visitor experience.

Exam Board
Edexcel (Pearson).

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"I'm now studying Business and Marketing at Coventry University. I hope to use the experience I've gained in organising trips whilst at Cadbury in a future career in marketing."


Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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