Travel and Tourism Management - Higher National Certificate

This course covers a variety of subjects within the Travel and Tourism sector. The aim of the course is to provide students with a more in-depth knowledge of the Travel industry, allowing you to gain employment within entry level managerial positions in the industry.

Aims of programme

• To develop a wider knowledge of the travel and tourism industry
• To prepare you for work within the travel industry through personal and professional development
• For you to gain work experience within the travel sector to help you prepare for work and to gain valuable contacts within the industry
• To develop your analytical and research skills to help further your studies at a university to gain a degree
• To help start to develop your managerial skills to gain entry level managerial positions within the industry.

Programme contents

1. The Travel and Tourism Sector
2. Finance and funding in Travel and Tourism
3. Skills and personal qualities to develop as a manager
4. Marketing methods in Travel and Tourism
5. Cultural, Social and Physical feature of UK and Worldwide destinations
6. The role of the Hospitality Industry
7. Tour Operations Management
8. Take place in a work-based context by planning, monitoring and evaluating the work experience.

Awarding body

Pearson (Edexcel)

Entry requirements

40 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 qualification or an Access to Higher Education certificate received from an approved further education institute.
GCSE grade A* to C in Mathematics and English.
Mature student requirements (students >19 years old):
If you don’t have the UCAS point requirements, but have appropriate experience, specific knowledge or industry-based qualifications, then your application is welcomed

Progression / Careers

This programme allows you to progress into many different areas of the travel and tourism sector, generally allowing you to gain employment in entry level managerial positions. Career options include working for airlines and airports, attractions, hotels, in resort, for travel agents and for tour operators in numerous departments such as marketing, sales and customer services.

There may also be the option of continuing onto the 3rd year at University to gain a degree.



Modes of assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to encourage and develop your skills during the course. These include but are not exclusively include the following; Peer review, taught and directed study, formal written assessment, practical observation, self-directed independent study, assessment of specific skills.

Additional information

Student testimonials:

‘I really like the attitude our tutors have with the students here. They are caring, helpful, knowledgeable, attentive and punctual. We are provided with all the necessary help and information we require to do our assignments. Also, our lessons are interesting, thanks to our tutors. We have various trips organised by our college, this makes us escape the weekly routine and allows us to get to know each other better.’ E. Sauka (1st year student)

‘I was a level three student before progressing on to the HND course; I have found the tutors to be just as helpful and supportive as they have been in previous years. Although the course is demanding in an educational way it also provides you with the skills to apply for jobs catered to the Travel and Tourism industry. With the support of the NWK staff I have been able to secure a job with TUI, as a resort representative.’ D. Scofield (1st year student)


This information may be subject to change without prior notice.