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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: T7T4. Institution code Y70.

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The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in International 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.

Our Approach

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in International Travel and Tourism Management offers pathways designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management or equivalent relevant level 4 qualification.

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

There are two core units at Level 5, they are as follows:

  • Research Project (Pearson-set unit)
  • Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight

Plus, an additional 5 optional units which can be selected from the specialist and optional units.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Active research skills 
  • Effective writing skills 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Creative problem-solving 
  • Decision-making 
  • Team building  
  • Exam preparation skills 
  • Digital literacy 
  • Competence in assessment methods used in higher education.

Career Progression

On successful completion of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma, students can develop their careers in the travel and tourism sector through either continuing with further study or entering employment in a wide range of roles including but not limited to; International media officer, destination manager, curation and interpretation officer, tourism development advisor and group operations manager.


£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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