International Travel & 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.

A stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging
and memorable for students.

The essential subject knowledge that students need to progress successfully
into further study or the world of work.

A simplified structure: students undertake a substantial core of learning in the Higher National Certificate and can build on this in the Higher National Diploma, with optional units linked to their specialist area of study.

Specialist pathways in the Level 5 Diploma, so there is something to suit each student’s preference of study and future progression plans.

Refreshed content that is closely aligned with Professional Body, employer and
higher education needs.

Assessments that consider cognitive skills (what students know) along with
affective and applied skills (respectively how they behave and what they can

Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignments.

A varied approach to assessment that supports progression to Level 5.

Quality Assurance measures - learners
can feel confident in the integrity and value of the qualifications.

A qualification designed to meet the needs and expectations of students aspiring to work in an international travel and tourism environment.

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

Core Units:

1. The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry

2. Managing The Customer Experience

3. Professional Identity and Practice

4. The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit

5. Leadership and Management for Service Industries

Optional Units:

13 Global Tourism Destinations

10. Tour Operations Management

18. Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Awarding body

Pearson (Edexcel)

Entry requirements

80 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

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to
include one of the following:

A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Travel and Tourism

A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a
relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This
profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C (or equivalent), and/or
9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as maths and English

Other related Level 3 qualifications

An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further
education institution

Related work experience

An international equivalent of the above.

Progression / Careers

Marketing and Sales Manager

Tourism Development Manager

Events Manager



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.