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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 would facilitate safe practice within both the Travel, Tourism sector.

Course Structure

In year 1 all students will study 7 modules over each academic year.

  • Research Project (Pearson-set) – 30 CREDIT
  • Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  • Destination Management Services
  • Strategic Destination Planning
  • Destination Marketing
  • Corporate Events Management
  • Special Interest Tourism 


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Course Code: 78812

Contact Hours

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials plus 1.45 hours per week to complete of the MOA Employability modules. 16.45 in total.  

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

Entry Requirements

Admissions Successful completion of the admissions process, and formal interview APL – to enter HND To gain entry into the HND programme, you must have already obtained a L4 qualification or gain entry through the SERC APEL system. (full details will be discussed during the interview process)

Each student will have to provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. 

Further details on APL 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. 

GCSE English It is critical that applicant has an appropriate level of English language skills is English is not the first language.

one of the following: 

● 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  

● education institution

● CoCommon European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 ·       

•  PTE 51 ·         

• IELTS 5.5; (minimum of 5.5 in reading and Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking)         

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

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, 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.

Where will it take me?

Also, this course provides students with extensive opportunities for further study at a higher level eg Preston University, John Mores University and Ulster University top up degree. Entry can range from year 1, 2 to final year entry depending on grades achieved and individual university entrance criteria set per year. Other opportunities include the possibility of progression to the newly launched Assured Skills Travel Academy in SERC.

How will it make me more employable?

Successful completion of the HND in Travel and Tourism equips students to work within the industry.   The full time study on the HND 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

Additional Costs

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


 This programme is regulated by Pearson BTEC. 

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.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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