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International Travel and Tourism Management HNC (Level 4) — Full-time

Course outline

This exciting new course offers a broad introduction to the dynamic and exciting world of travel and tourism.

You will learn about operational practice as well as the strategic development of the UK, European and international travel and tourism industries.

Whether you are new to travel and tourism or have relevant previous experience and want to widen your horizons, this highly-regarded qualification could enhance your future career prospects.

New for 2023: Managing Aviation Services

We will explore the development, structure and size of the global aviation industry, looking at the choices passengers make when deciding where to fly to and why.

Managing the air transportation system, keeping staff and passengers safe requires intricate planning and, with an average of 100,000 worldwide flights every day, coordination and team work on a vast scale.

Level 4 (HNC) modules may include:

  • The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries
  • Work Experience
  • Managing Aviation Services
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Global Tourism Destinations
  • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: TVL1

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Location Date Fees / reductions
111 Canal Street

Start: Tuesday 26th September 2023

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Tuition fee: £8,250

Course code: C035208 / Q035209


Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of 48 UCAS points from:

  • At least two A Levels at A2
  • BTEC Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access to HE Diploma

Other combinations of qualifications and experience will also be considered, as will Level 3 qualifications not currently listed on the UCAS tariff.

We would expect students to be working at (or to demonstrate competency at) Level 2 or above in English/literacy and maths/numeracy.

Mature applicants with relevant professional experience and/or qualifications are welcome to apply.

Teaching & assessment
  • Assignments (including timed assessments – some under examination conditions)
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Discussions
  • Academic posters
  • Displays
  • Leaflets
  • Recorded interviews/role plays
  • Reflective journals
  • Work-based projects

From the Level 4 HNC, you can progress to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma and then to our Level 6 BA (Hons) Service Sector Management or BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management top-up degrees or a similar programme at another institution (subject to entry requirements).

Students may further develop their careers by entering employment in a wide range of roles in the global travel and tourism sector such as:

  • Operations manager
  • Tourism development manager
  • Visitor attractions manager
  • Events manager
  • Marketing and sales manager
  • Flight/passenger operations manager,
  • Destination manager
  • Tourism development officer
  • Tourism business adviser

About the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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