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Travel and Tourism IGCSE

/ CIE IGCSE / UOL32

The IGCSE Travel and Tourism course is designed to help meet the growing need for well qualified and knowledgeable people who want a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: online

Course Description

This Distance Learning IGCSE Travel & Tourism course is designed to help meet the growing need for well qualified and knowledgeable people who want a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.  This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field.

The aim of this course is to provide you with:

- Understanding of the travel and tourism industry
- Theoretical knowledge of the industry and related sectors, including knowledge of travel and tourism products and services, the infrastructure on which they depend and the transport system needed to operate them
- Practical ability in a range of skills and procedures related to working in the travel and tourism industry, including knowledge of the essential personal and professional skills required by individuals working in the service sector
- Critical awareness of the physical, social and economic environments in which travel and tourism takes place, including understanding of the global, regional and local perspectives of travel and tourism

The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. These skills will also stand you in good stead for when you prepare for the examination questions. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice.

Modules

Unit 1 - The travel and tourism industry
1.1 - Understand and explain the structure of the international travel and tourism industry
1.2 - Investigate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel and tourism
1.3 - Identify the role of national governments in forming tourism policy and promotion
1.4 - Investigate the patterns of demand for international travel and tourism

Unit 2 - Features of worldwide destinations
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main global features
2.2 - Demonstrate awareness of different time zones and climate
2.3 - Investigate travel and tourism destinations
2.4 - Identify and describe the features which attract tourists to a particular destination

Unit 3 - Customer care and working procedures
3.1 Deal with customers and colleagues
3.2 Identify the essential personal skills required when working in the travel and tourism industry
3.3 Follow basic procedures when handling enquiries, making reservations and receiving money
3.4 Use reference sources to obtain information
3.5 Explore presentation and promotion of tourist facilities

Unit 4 - Travel and tourism products and services
4.1 Identify and describe tourism products
4.2 Explore the roles of tour operators and travel agents
4.3 Describe support facilities for travel and tourism
4.4 Explore the features of worldwide transport in relation to major international routes

Unit 5 - The Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion In Travel and Tourism
5.1 Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion
5.2 Market segmentation and targeting
5.3 Product as part of the marketing mix
5.4 Price as part of the marketing mix
5.5 Place as part of the marketing mix
5.6 Promotion as part of the marketing mix

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

Assessment

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to find and register with a centre to take the examinations. NCC Home Learning cannot take any responsibility for this.

The following is a list provided by Cambridge on their website:

http://www.cie.org.uk/profiles/students/ukcandidates/#contacts

It is also worthwhile approaching local schools and colleges to see if they are willing to accept you as a Private Candidate. When consulting them, take with you details of the specification as they are far more willing to listen to your request if they can see immediately what will be involved on their part. Do stress that there is no coursework component involved, merely two exams of 2 hours each. Have the syllabus number to hand as well.

Your centre is the one you have to find to sit your examinations through.

If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. We will be preparing you only for the examinations options.  No coursework is required.

If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. We will be preparing you only for the examinations options.  No coursework is required.

 The papers have the following structure:

  • Paper 1: This comprises four scenario-based questions which require candidates to provide short answers (60% of total marks). This exam is largely based on Units 1-4 of the travel and tourism syllabus.
  • Paper 2: This comprises scenario-based questions requiring short answers and is primarily based on Unit 5 – Marketing and Promotion (40% of total marks).

The examinations are available in June and November each year. However, you do need to ensure that your centre is able and willing to handle your entry. They are not obliged to accept you as a candidate so do not make any assumption that you will be able to do the exams when you wish.

A further consideration is whether you are allowing yourself time to complete the necessary preparation prior to taking the exams. You are allowed twelve months’ support from NCC Home Learning so you will need to take this into account when making your plans. It may be possible to extend you tutorial time but this will be subject to an extra charge by your tutor.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required. 

Awarding Organisation

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge IGCSE) are international qualifications that are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

course description

Course Description

This Distance Learning IGCSE Travel & Tourism course is designed to help meet the growing need for well qualified and knowledgeable people who want a career in the Travel and Tourism industry.  This qualification will provide you with a broad introduction to the key components of this exciting and challenging field.

The aim of this course is to provide you with:

- Understanding of the travel and tourism industry
- Theoretical knowledge of the industry and related sectors, including knowledge of travel and tourism products and services, the infrastructure on which they depend and the transport system needed to operate them
- Practical ability in a range of skills and procedures related to working in the travel and tourism industry, including knowledge of the essential personal and professional skills required by individuals working in the service sector
- Critical awareness of the physical, social and economic environments in which travel and tourism takes place, including understanding of the global, regional and local perspectives of travel and tourism

The materials and accompanying exercises provided will help you to develop the necessary knowledge and confidence to successfully attempt the exams. These skills will also stand you in good stead for when you prepare for the examination questions. The key parts of the course which are important in every aspect are planning your studies and practice.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No previous study is required to access any of our IGCSE courses, but they do require literacy and numeracy skills.

assessment

Assessment

Students are reminded that it is their responsibility to find and register with a centre to take the examinations. NCC Home Learning cannot take any responsibility for this.

The following is a list provided by Cambridge on their website:

http://www.cie.org.uk/profiles/students/ukcandidates/#contacts

It is also worthwhile approaching local schools and colleges to see if they are willing to accept you as a Private Candidate. When consulting them, take with you details of the specification as they are far more willing to listen to your request if they can see immediately what will be involved on their part. Do stress that there is no coursework component involved, merely two exams of 2 hours each. Have the syllabus number to hand as well.

Your centre is the one you have to find to sit your examinations through.

If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. We will be preparing you only for the examinations options.  No coursework is required.

If you have looked at the full specification on the Cambridge website, you will have noticed that there are various options including coursework. We will be preparing you only for the examinations options.  No coursework is required.

 The papers have the following structure:

  • Paper 1: This comprises four scenario-based questions which require candidates to provide short answers (60% of total marks). This exam is largely based on Units 1-4 of the travel and tourism syllabus.
  • Paper 2: This comprises scenario-based questions requiring short answers and is primarily based on Unit 5 – Marketing and Promotion (40% of total marks).

The examinations are available in June and November each year. However, you do need to ensure that your centre is able and willing to handle your entry. They are not obliged to accept you as a candidate so do not make any assumption that you will be able to do the exams when you wish.

A further consideration is whether you are allowing yourself time to complete the necessary preparation prior to taking the exams. You are allowed twelve months’ support from NCC Home Learning so you will need to take this into account when making your plans. It may be possible to extend you tutorial time but this will be subject to an extra charge by your tutor.

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required. 

support

Support

This course is provided to you in online format. Upon enrolment onto the course you will receive login details to access the course materials. You will get full tutor support via email You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. The course materials and support will be provided by UK Distance Learning and Publishing.

modules

Modules

Unit 1 - The travel and tourism industry
1.1 - Understand and explain the structure of the international travel and tourism industry
1.2 - Investigate the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of travel and tourism
1.3 - Identify the role of national governments in forming tourism policy and promotion
1.4 - Investigate the patterns of demand for international travel and tourism

Unit 2 - Features of worldwide destinations
2.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main global features
2.2 - Demonstrate awareness of different time zones and climate
2.3 - Investigate travel and tourism destinations
2.4 - Identify and describe the features which attract tourists to a particular destination

Unit 3 - Customer care and working procedures
3.1 Deal with customers and colleagues
3.2 Identify the essential personal skills required when working in the travel and tourism industry
3.3 Follow basic procedures when handling enquiries, making reservations and receiving money
3.4 Use reference sources to obtain information
3.5 Explore presentation and promotion of tourist facilities

Unit 4 - Travel and tourism products and services
4.1 Identify and describe tourism products
4.2 Explore the roles of tour operators and travel agents
4.3 Describe support facilities for travel and tourism
4.4 Explore the features of worldwide transport in relation to major international routes

Unit 5 - The Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion In Travel and Tourism
5.1 Role and Function of Marketing and Promotion
5.2 Market segmentation and targeting
5.3 Product as part of the marketing mix
5.4 Price as part of the marketing mix
5.5 Place as part of the marketing mix
5.6 Promotion as part of the marketing mix

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Cambridge IGCSE) are international qualifications that are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.