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Higher National Certificate (HNC) International Travel & Tourism Management

Subject Area
Hospitality & Tourism
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 Year
£7,200 per year
Entry Requirements
48 UCAS Tariff points or Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels. Applicants must have achieved GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above. Applicants with relevant skills and experience will be considered.
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This course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning modules, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4.

Graduates successfully completing the HNC will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts and characteristics of travel and tourism. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to travel and tourism, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

UCAS Code:

UCAS Institution Code: Y70

Level 4 Three further optional units from the following:
The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry Managing Conference and Events
Managing the Customer Experience Visitor Attraction Management
Professional Identity and Practice Tour Operations Management
The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit Corporate Travel Management
Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set unit) Global Tourism Destinations
Work Experience
Online Travel Management

Entry requirements

48 UCAS tariff points. Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject/A Levels. GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.

How will I be assessed?

The assessment will integrate academic and vocational learning through assessments based on real-world case studies, developing a range of in-demand business and commercial skills through practical and project activities

Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills through a combination of coursework, practical activity, and formal assessments. A wide range of assessment styles are employed, such as practical work, portfolios of evidence, formal reports, seminars, and presentations.

Graded exercises, weekly tasks, problem solving activities, flipped classroom actives and online revision tests/quizzes will be used as formative assessment tools to monitor your learning.

A full assignment schedule will be available at the beginning of the year to ensure that the workload is well balanced.

Skills you will learn

Throughout the one-year course, students will develop skills in cognitive and problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, commercial skills, business acumen, active research skills, Effective research techniques and analytical skills.

Method of delivery

Delivery will consist of lectures, seminar and projects fully supported through the College’s virtual learning environment.

Students will have access to excellent resources and highly qualified tutors.

All the modules have embedded employability skills such as analytical thinking, problem solving, team working and interpersonal skills.

Additional costs

No additional costs are expected for this course, although students should have access to an internet enabled laptop or PC.

Your next steps

On successful completion of the Level 4 HNC, students can develop their careers in the travel and tourism sector further by progressing on to the Level 5 HND with us.


"The course covered a good variety of different topics such as tourism management, finance etc and the study model was very flexible. The HNC provided that extra step to gain a bit more knowledge before progressing to university. The facilities at York College are great, and it was really useful to have the University Centre as a specific higher education area. It was a great study space with a mature and independent atmosphere."

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