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  • Course Length

    32 weeks (64 weeks for HND)

  • Fees

    £5,750 per annum

  • Awarded By

    Pearson BTEC

  • UCAS codes

    • Course Code: NCH7
    • Institution Code: N34
    • Campus Code: Q

International Travel and Tourism Management HND

Higher Nationals are level 4 and 5 qualifications – equivalent to a foundation degree or the first two years of a full degree. They are vocational courses with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’; focusing on the skills and knowledge needed for a particular industry.

The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest industries. There are a vast amount and diversity of employment opportunities available in the UK and around the world; working for airlines, hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, cruise liners and hospitality management teams.

This course will prepare you for a career in the dynamic and exciting travel and tourism industry. Whether you are new to the industry or have experience of working in a related organisation, this HND will improve your career prospects.

With a global focus, this course provides a thorough grounding in travel and tourism principles at both an operational and strategic level. The emphasis is on developing the practical skills necessary to fulfil a variety of managerial positions within the industry. You will explore key issues and challenges facing the industry; with particular emphasis on tourism production and consumption, sustainability and ethics, globalisation and intercultural dimensions, recognising the role that travel and tourism plays in addressing these issues.


On completion, you may have the option to further your studies with a top-up year of a full honours degree at university. This can be dependent on a particular level 6 running and subject to an interview and terms and conditions.

Alternatively, you will be well placed to pursue a career within the travel and tourism industry

Example job roles:

  • Hotel/Resort Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Events Organiser
  • Customer Services Manager
  • Airline Cabin Crew
  • Heritage Officer

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken

PLUS 80 UCAS points from at least one of the following:

A Levels - At least 2, grades A*- C
Vocational - BTEC Level 3, grades MMP
Access Diploma - Yes

Ideally, in a relevant subject such as Travel and Tourism, Airline Cabin Crew, Hospitality Management, Events Management or Customer Services.

For mature students over 18, suitable work experience may be taken into consideration instead of formal academic studies.


Full-time or part-time Course length: 32 weeks (64 weeks for the HND)
Days: TBC
Contact hours: TBC
Expected self-study: TBC
Possible out-of-ours activities: TBC

Costs and Resources

Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £5,750 per annum
Student finance information: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

The Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship: Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Graham Taylor Higher Education Scholarship. Find out more

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