International GCSE Travel and Tourism Course

This International GCSE Travel and Tourism course gives you the opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the industry.  It will provide you with a first step onto the career ladder.

The travel industry is one the UK’s largest employers, offering a variety of exciting and rewarding career possibilities.

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Course Description

This International GCSE Travel and Tourism Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

This course will help students develop an understanding of the travel and tourism industry, providing theoretical knowledge of products, services, infrastructure and transport systems.

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 course will be delivered online including Tutor Support for two years. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. You will also have access to a range of online resources.

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre when an examination forms part of the course. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.


This course covers the full Cambridge International Travel and Tourism specification meaning you will not require any further study resources.

Unit 1

Introductions – 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


Q & A

Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 2 years from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.

What is included with this course?

  • In-depth study materials covering the full specification
  • Two years tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback

Will I need to purchase any books?

You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.

Are there any additional costs?

Students will be required to arrange and pay for their examinations at an approved centre. We can provide an extensive list of these centres for you.

I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?

Yes, this course is available to international students, however if there is an examination at the end of the course, please contact us at [email protected] in order that we can advise you further.

Do I have to pay delivery?

For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.

How many hours should I allow for this course?

We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?

Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.

What is the course title and code for this qualification?

IGCSE in Travel and Tourism (0471).  For more information on Cambridge, please click here.

Awarding Organisation

University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and their qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.


knowledgeable-tutors-onlineCourse fees for payment in full include:

  • Course materials which will cover the full Cambridge specification.
  • Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
  • Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
  • Access to a range of online resources.
  • Access to the NUS student card.
  • Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
  • Free CV writing service on completion of course.


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