Pearson BTEC HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management

This course aims to provide the Travel and Tourism student with a comprehensive and flexible framework for education and training in line with professional accreditation requirements, which would facilitate safe practice within both the Travel, Tourism sector.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10638

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Higher Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

Course Structure

At all levels students will be able to gain knowledge of key aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry. The HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management is achieved after one year of full time, (1 Academic year) study including a combination of classroom teaching, online teaching and a scheduled educational visits and guest speakers.

To complete the HNC, all students will study 4 modules over two semesters (8 units in total).

Subjects studied will include:           

  • 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)  
  • Global Tourism Destinations  
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Work Experience

Contact Hours

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, online classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study Maximum of 1.45 hours per week, average over the academic year.

Personal Study 22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English

GCSE English Language Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Literacy

GCSE Maths

GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above OR Pass in Level 2 Essential Skills Numeracy

For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is one of the following:

  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Travel and Tourism (BTEC National Award, Certificate or Diploma awarded by the Edexcel)
  • A Levels and either 3 passes at GCSE (grade C or above) or an intermediate GNVQ or two Double Award Vocational GCSEs.
  • A GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C or equivalent and include subjects such as maths and English  
  • Other related Level 3 qualifications
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution

 ROI

  A Irish Leaving Certificate with passes in  four approved subjects at Grade C Higher Level  

International requirements

• Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2

• IELTS 6.0; (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)

  •  PTE 51
  • Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Level 2, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK).

Admissions

Successful completion of the Admissions Process

APEL

Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

If you do not have English and Maths GCSE Grade C or above, you will be expected to achieve this during your studies.   

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different assessment methods, including examinations, e-portfolio, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.

This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance. 

 

Where will it take me?

The HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management qualifies students to move directly to employment and work within the travel and tourism and hospitality industry.

Students have the option to progress onto the HND programme which also is offered at SERC (depending on application numbers).

This course also provides students with extensive opportunities for further study of a top up degree, at higher level, studying at some of these UK universities, The University of Central Lancashire, based in Preston, Liverpool John Moores and Ulster University.

Entry can range from Year 1, 2 or final year entry depending on grades achieved and individual university entrance criteria set per year.

 

How will it make me more employable?

Successful completion of the HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management equips students to work within the industry.   The alternative one year of full time study provides students with flexibility of choice and opportunity to enhance current skills, knowledge and employability eg promotion opportunities, in their existing professional roles in a relevant sector eg

● Marketing and Sales Manager

● Operations Manager

● Tourism Development Manager

● Visitor Attractions Manager

● Events Manager

Additional Costs

Estimated cost for field trips, college educational programmes and uniforms (College Hoodie) £200

Accreditation

 Pearson BTEC

Course 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)  

Global Tourism Destinations  

Visitor Attraction Management

Work Experience

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Full-Time Downpatrick
05/09/2022
Full-Time Lisburn
05/09/2022

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