York College

Industry Insights

Travel agents

Up to £19,000

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Travel agency managers and proprietors

Up to £40,000

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Leisure and travel service occupations n.e.c.

Up to £20,000

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HE Entry Requirements Travel

*subject to validation

If you wish to study this course full-time you must apply through UCAS. UCAS Code: T2SM. Institution code Y70.

If you wish to study part-time follow the 'apply' link at the top of this page and fill out a York College application form.

Click here to view York College’s agreement with the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and an explanation on how fee income will be used to support students.

Who is this course aimed at?

Working in travel and tourism is not a typical nine to five job, you may be in a position where you have to work long, unsociable hours; it requires stamina, dedication and resilience - but it can be so rewarding. The demand for high-tech, quality products and services, innovative and sustainable options, ecofriendly practices and multimedia engagement is significantly changing the travel and tourism industry.


The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Travel and Tourism Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in travel and tourism. They provide a stimulating and challenging programme of study of the visitor economy that combines both subject knowledge across a range of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and industry experience that is both responsive to the interests and needs of students and employers.

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS Tariff points from Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject or A Levels and grade 4 or equivalent in GCSE maths and English. Applicants who have relevant experience and skills will be considered

Dates and Times

September 2020

2 days a week TBC

Course Length

1 year full time

Course Content/Modules

  • 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 (Pearson set)
  • Online Travel Management
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism

Course Fees

Full time: £7,200

Skills you will learn

  • Communication skills
  • Organisational and Problem Solving Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Campaign Planning and Promotion
  • Critical Thinking
  • Accuracy and Attention to Detail
  • Report Writing and Data Analysis
  • Time Management

Career progression

  • Destination Planning Officer
  • Tourism Development Officer
  • Flight Operations Manager
  • Passenger Operations Manager
  • Travel Supervisor
  • Travel Assistant Manager
  • Corporate Travel Assistant Manager
  • Sustainable Tourism Officer
  • Visitor Attraction Assistant Manager
  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Events Planner
  • Destination Planning Officer
  • Tourism Development Officer

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