Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

The leisure, travel and tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. It covers a whole spectrum of activities, from visiting a tourist attraction and going to a health club to eating in a restaurant or travelling abroad.

Our GCSE Leisure, Travel and Tourism gives students a broad knowledge and understanding of the leisure,travel and tourism industries in the UK. Students also gain insight into related sectors such as business, retail and distribution and hospitality and catering.

This qualification prepares students for further training, further education or for moving into employment mainly within the leisure, travel and tourism industry.

Many students with a GCSE in Leisure, Travel and Tourism go on to complete GCEs VCEs, BTECs or GNVQs. Some go on to study an NVQ in Travel Services or in Sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations.

The job opportunities for students with a qualification in Leisure, Travel and Tourism are wide and varied. Many students go on to have successful careers as leisure assistants, park rangers, restaurant managers, fitness instructors, travel consultants, conference organisers, air cabin crew, tourist guides or resort representatives.