- Type: Higher National Certificate & Diploma | Higher Education
- Level: 4-5
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Duration: 1 or 2 years
- Study Pattern: 2.5 days p/w
- Start Date: September 2020
- End Date: June 2022
- Location: Harlow College Campus
- Awarding Body: Pearson
- GCSE English & Maths grade C or 4/5
- Relevant Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC, UAL, A Level, Access to HE Diploma etc.
- 64 UCAS tarrif points
- Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience that may be considered
Transfer of credit from another qualification is considered on a individual basis and will require an interview.
Who is it suitable for?
Those that want to pursue a career in the Travel and Tourism industry, Aviation, or Events Management, that have completed a Level 3 qualification. Those that are currently working in the industry and want to gain a higher qualification.
About the course
You will study approximately 8 units per year on the HNC/D course, all closely related to the industry you have chosen to pursue your career in. In the HND year (Year 2), you have the option to follow 2 different pathways, Aviation Operation or Events Management, this decision is made at the start of Year 2.
The course gives students the widest possible grounding in International Travel & Tourism Management, and the ability to progress to either university to extend their learning within the Travel & Tourism industry, or employment.
Where will this course take me?
Learners studying the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma will be able to progress to the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in International Travel and Tourism Management, or to the first year of undergraduate study in a related early years degree programme, or directly to employment in an associated profession.
The qualification prepares learners for employment in the Travel & Tourism sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work. Some adult learners may wish to make the commitment required by this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in the Travel & Tourism sector or progress to higher education. Other learners may want to extend the specialism that they followed on the Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma programme.
After the HND a Top-up to a full Degree may be possible. Check with Universities directly or the UCAS website.
After the HNC – you could ask to transfer to the second year of a degree. Again, contact the University's admission team direct after searching the course on the UCAS website. Or you could continue at Harlow College and complete your HND.
- 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
- Managing Aviation Services
- Managing Conference & Events
- Work Experience
How much does it cost?
£5,500 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the HND.
You may access a student loan for the fees and maintenance.
The Student Finance England website has full details and you can use their calculator to see what help you may be entitled to.
Included in the fee:
- £10 free printing per year
- All tuition and assessment
Not included in the fee:
- Printing over £10
- Cost of trips
- Cost of residential visits
- Basic stationery
*There may be additional costs for this course
The timetable should be available a month prior to commencement.
Teaching & Learning
Teaching will be a combination of individual, paired and group work.
Assessment & Feedback
Coursework assignments, formative and summative assessment
Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of:
- Written assessment
- Mind Mapping
- Practical assessments
- Action research
The % of teaching and learning that is:
- Coursework/written 70%
- Practical 10%
- Work based learning 20%
The % type of planned learning:
- Planned hours face to face 70%
- Independent study 30%
Assessment % how much is:
- Final assessment end loaded 35%
- In year assessment/continuous 65%
Types of assessment %:
- Controlled assessment (open book or closed book) 0%
- Exam – written 0%
- Exam – multiple choice 0%
- Portfolio 60%
- Practical piece 20%
- Work based 20%