Pearson BTEC HND 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 facilitates safe practice within both the Travel, Tourism sector. At all levels students will be able to gain knowledge of key aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10737
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Travel & Tourism

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Course Structure

The HND in International Travel and Tourism Management is achieved following progression form the HNC in International Tourism Management. Timetabled over 15 hours per week and an additional 1.75 hours per week, to complete and employability qualification. Study includes a combination of classroom teaching and scheduled educational visits and guest speakers. You will study 3/4 modules over each academic semester (7 in total).

Subjects studied will include:

  • Research Project (Pearson-set)
  • Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  • Destination Marketing
  • Corporate Events Management
  • Strategic Destination Planning
  • Special Interest Tourism

This programme is delivered using a range of on-campus and online synchronous and asynchronous approaches.

  • Destination Management Services

Contact Hours per week

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

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 7 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.

A HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management  

 

 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

An 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 methods. These include examinations, e-portfolios, coursework, 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.

Successful completion of the HND in International Travel and Tourism Management equips students to work within the industry. The HND provides students with flexibility of choice and opportunity to enhance current skills, knowledge and employability e.g. promotion opportunities, in their existing professional roles in a relevant sector e.g. Marketing and Sales Manager

  • Operations Manager
  • Tourism Development Manager
  • Visitor Attractions Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Marketing & Sales Manager

The course provides comprehensive vocational content delivered through tourism specific modules. You will be provided with opportunities to gain both academic and industry skills, along with a variety transferable skill (communication, organisational skills, problem solving, leadership, critical thinking.)  A key component of the course is undertaking a “Research Project” where you will research a key tourism theme, relating to a current issue within the Travel and Tourism industry. These skills will assist you with understanding developments in the industry and support your path when applying for employment within the tourism industry.

 

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

This programme is regulated by Pearson BTEC. 

Research Project (Pearson-set)

Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight

Destination Marketing

Corporate Events Management

Strategic Destination Planning

Special Interest Tourism

Destination Management Services

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Terms & Conditions

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.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
Students must comply with College Policies and procedures, submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates and Pass all modules in each year of study.
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