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BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Business (Travel & Tourism)

Want to start your own business? Work in the dynamic world of business, travel and tourism? Make your ideas happen? Prepare yourself for your future career by having a year in work placement? Learn how to lead a team?

Why choose this course?

Choosing to study the Progression 2 Business/Travel qualifications is a great decision for lots of reasons, particularly considering the nature of employment within Cornwall. The qualification will prepare you for many different careers by equipping you with organisational skills, marketing knowledge, the ability to present your ideas clearly and important financial skills. The Progression 2 Business programme includes the Level 2 Certificate in Business, GCSE English and Maths where applicable to achieve Grade 4 or higher and the OCN Work Skills qualification.

We have trips built into the curriculum with students having the opportunity to take part in water sports team building activities at Elemental UK. Our department also runs trips to London, New York City and a ski trip to the Italian or French Alps every year.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
P2TRATR24T
Level
Level 2
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Progression

TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Experienced Tutors

Outstanding Facilities

Supportive Environment

Worldwide Trips

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Learn from industry experts

Learn from industry experts you will be taught by people who have worked across a multitude of different industries and who can therefore bring the subject to life through their experiences. 

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Develop work-related skills

Develop work-related skills through taking part in role plays in relevant industry settings and gaining practical knowledge of administrative processes, event planning and project management. 

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Industry links 

Industry links through visits and talks by industry specialists you will be able to further develop your knowledge and skills of current trends and market conditions. 

What will I learn?

The qualification contains a range of units to ensure that students learn the essential knowledge and skills of the business and travel & tourism sectors. Units you will study range from marketing, finance, sales and customer service and recruitment, selection and employment. You will also take responsibility for your own learning and develop essential workplace skills such as teamwork, working from a brief and working to deadlines.

Where will it take me?

The qualification will allow students to progress onto further study at Truro College (a more specialist Level 3 Diploma in Business or Travel & Tourism, for example), or enter into employment/apprenticeships. In business, you would be aiming to be moving into entry-level roles, such as assistants in business administration, marketing, finance, human resources, sales and customer service. For travel and tourism this could include positions within travel agencies, visitor attractions and hotels. Our learners have also progressed to university after completing a Level 3 programme.

Assessment Arrangements

The course contains 5 internal assessed assignments and 2 external assessed exams. You will have three units running concurrently with specialist lecturers for each unit. The assignments have a submission deadline and resubmission date. The exams are taken earlier in the year to allow for a summer retake if needed to achieve a level 2 pass or higher.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at Grades 3 including English Language or Literature and/or Mathematics.

Information & Support

The College offer support with all aspects of academic study skills, including everything from time management and organisation, through research and assignment writing, to revision and exam technique.

The Learning Services team are here to ensure your transition from GCSE into post-16 education is as smooth as possible, and that you feel supported and confident in your studies. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed by deadlines, struggling to write an essay, experiencing difficulty planning a piece of coursework or finding it hard to prioritise your workload, we can help. No matter is too trivial!

There will be regular 1:1 meetings with your tutor to review your progress and, where appropriate, you will be given the opportunity to attend drop-in sessions, tailored 1:1 support, as well as a variety of opportunities to stretch and challenge the ablest students. We encourage you to proactively engage with the support available in order to reach your full potential.

Additional Information

Awarding Body: BTEC

Find out more about the BTEC First Certificate in Business from Pearson by reading the specification here.

For more information please contact:

batle@truro-penwith.ac.uk

peterrapier@truro-penwith.ac.uk

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What you could earn

  • Marketing and Sales Directors
  • Financial Managers and Directors
  • Chartered and Certified Accountants
  • Financial and Accounting Technicians
  • Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors
  • Financial Accounts Managers
  • Sales Accounts and Business Development Managers
  • Market Research Interviewers
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