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: 2023/24
Course Code: 10638
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Travel & Tourism

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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

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

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

GCSE English

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

GCSE Maths

GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

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

  • UCAS 32 points
  • A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Travel and Tourism (BTEC National 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

International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

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

• PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)

• Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk

Admissions

Successful completion of the Admissions Process

APEL

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE admissions process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

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

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. 

 

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.

 

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

Estimated cost for field trips, college educational programmes and uniforms (College Hoodie) £300

 Pearson BTEC

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

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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