International Travel and Tourism Management HND Level 5

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2019


The Higher National Diploma (HND) Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management is a two year programme with the first year containing the same modules as the HNC whilst the second year gives greater breadth and specialisation and is the equivalent to the 2nd year of a University Degree

The course provides a real, local alternative for those who are considering university or who want to add to their qualification portfolio in order to progress their employment opportunities.

Having been developed by Pearson, the course equips individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed in the field of travel and tourism and provide opportunities to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for a range of careers in the travel and tourism sector. The course is recognised by the Student Loans Company for the advancement of student loans to enable learners to pay fees and study.

Unit combination is subject to change, if a change occurs after your application you will be notified by the College.

What will I do?

During your first year, you will study eight HNC units covering a range of topics, including:

  • The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism

During your second HND year, you will further study the following units:

  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Destination Marketing
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Resort Management
  • Research Project – Double Unit
  • Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight

The HND in Travel and Tourism Management is delivered by staff who have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the travel and tourism sector and offers students the chance to develop the personal skills, confidence and knowledge required for work in such an environment.

A DM profile on a Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Diploma course; a MMP profile on the BTEC Extended Diploma or a related subject (minimum 80 new UCAS points), or an Access to HE qualification.

You will also need a Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills) and/or minimum IELTS score 6.

Individual cases will be considered and please note relevant work experience will also be taken in to consideration if you fall outside of any of these categories.

The HND can also be studied as a one year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.

This course will take you 2 years, September to May, to complete. You will study at College for 2 days a week, 9.00am-4.00pm, plus independent study.

Part time options may be available.

The HND can also be studied as a one year top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.

During your programme of study, 20% will be within lectures, 70% through independent study and 10% through an assessed work placement.

The International Travel and Tourism Management HND course fees will be:
HNC, Year 1 (2019) - £5550
HND, Year 2 (2020) - £5550

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning.

Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

The careers team based in college can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Officer on 01205 313218.

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The assessment of Pearson's Higher National qualifications are criterion-referenced and you will provide evidence in the form of assignments which are assessed against the unit learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

All units are individually graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher level achievement.

Your assessment consists of 70% coursework and 30% practical examination e.g. presentations and group discussions.

After successful completion of the HND progression on to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in a related area are possible.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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