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Travel Tourism

Validated by Pearson.

BTEC HN International Travel & Tourism Course Booklet

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

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The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via a mandatory core of learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through the selection of optional units across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4.

Students will develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of travel and tourism through five core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment.

Graduates successfully completing the Higher National Certificate 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.

Our Approach

Delivery will consist of lectures, seminar and projects fully supported through the college’s “Blackboard” 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.

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS tariff points.

Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject or A Levels.

Or Significant relevant prior learning and experience.

Course Length

1 year full time.

Dates and Times

Course begins September 2021 and will typically be timetabled for two full days a week. 

Course Modules

Year 1 (Level-4)

  • 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 unit)

Three further optional units at Level 4 from the following:

  • Managing Conference and Events
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Corporate Travel Management
  • Global Tourism Destinations
  • Work Experience

Skills You Will Learn

  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Commercial skills
  • Business acumen
  • Active research skills
  • Effective research techniques
  • Analytical skills

Career Progression

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in travel and tourism, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage.

Successful completion of the Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management will enable students to progress on to the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, where the subject will be studied at greater depth.


£7200 per year. Student Finance England funding is available via the direct.gov website.

Additional Costs

Not applicable for this course.

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