Travel & Tourism
Why study Travel & Tourism?
The Travel and Tourism industry is dynamic, wide-ranging and fast-growing, and it offers a huge variety of employment opportunities for young people. The Travel and Tourism Department at Oldham Sixth Form College offers courses which will help students on their way to a career in the Travel and Tourism industry, whether they go straight into employment or study at a higher level at University. Even if you don't want to work in the industry, studying Travel & Tourism makes an interesting addition to your portfolio of qualifications.
You can choose to study either the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Travel and Tourism (which is equivalent to an AS/ A2 qualification) or you can go for BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism (equivalent to 2 A Levels) or study the BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism (equivalent to 3 A Levels). All these qualifications are 100% coursework based, with no exams to complete.
Meet the Team: Karen Brown (Course Leader), Amanda Lucas and Michaela Barraclough.
End of Year Party
There was a fantastic, fun filled evening of Glitz and Glamour at the Oldham Cricket Club on 5th May, as second year students of BTEC National Travel & Tourism staged their End of Year Party event. The event featured activities for all the family and raised £1210.20 for Make a Wish Foundation. Planning and Running a Hospitality Event is one of the units of the BTEC National Certificate, and the students’ excellent organisational and customer service skills will help them achieve their final grades.
Global Get Down
There was a fantastic, fun filled evening of food, dress and activities from around the world at Oldham Cricket Club on 19th October, as second year students of A2 Travel & Tourism staged their fundraising event as part of the coursework unit. The event featured activities for all the family and raised £830.50 for Doctor Kershaw’s Hospice. Planning and Running a Travel and Tourism Project is one of the units of the A2, and the students’ excellent organisational and customer service skills will help them achieve their final grades.
Twenty-four students of BTEC National Certificate Travel & Tourism spent the last week in March in Salou, on the Costa Dorada in Catalunya, Spain, to study the development and impacts of mass tourism. As well as visiting Tarragona, they enjoyed spending time on the Rambla and exploring Parc Guell in Barcelona, and spent their last day relaxing at Port Aventura theme park, just a few miles from Salou. Although the weather in Oldham was dreadful both when they left and when they arrived back, the glorious Spanish sunshine more than made up for it!