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International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HNC (part-time)

This exciting course offers an insight into the fast-paced world of travel and tourism. Providing a stimulating and challenging programme of study that will be both engaging and memorable, you will gain essential subject knowledge needed to progress successfully into further study (HND) or the world of work. The course is taught by industry experts who regularly update their knowledge in specialist fields.

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • A-Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism OR
  • Equivalent related Level 3 qualification OR
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • A good level of written and spoken English

Course content

You will study the following units:

  • 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)

Other units you may study:

  • Tour Operations Management
  • Global Tourist Destinations
  • Marketing Essentials for Travel & Tourism

Assessment methods

Assignments (including timed assessment), presentations, discussions, academic posters, displays, leaflets, recordings of interviews/role plays, working logbooks, reflective journals and work-based projects.


Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HNC you can progress on to further study with our HND or choose to enter employment.

You can also top-up to a BA (Hons) at various universities in courses such as:

  • International Travel and Tourism
  • Aviation Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Museum and Heritage Studies.

You can progress onto the following careers:

  • Operations Manager
  • Tourism Development Manager
  •  Visitor Attractions Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Marketing and Sales Manager
  • Flight Operations Manager
  • Passenger Operations Manager
  • Destination Manager
  • Destination Planning Officer
  • Tourism Development Officer
  • Tourism Business Adviser
  • Educational Manager
  • Learning Programme Manager
Additional information

There is an opportunity for a Residential visit overseas as well as various other trips. Previous trips have included: Signature Flight Support, the World Travel Market, London, Woburn Safari and Abbey, Jordans Mill, Wrest Park, and destinations in Malta: Bugibba, St Juliens, San Anton Gardens and M’Dina.

There are additional costs of approximately £1,000 for trip fees. This will cover the Residential costs which are in consultation with students. Smaller day trips are a compulsory part of the programme.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for our HE courses starting in September / October 2020 will open later this month.

Course Information & How to Apply

The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications. Please contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01234 291000 for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)Fee per unitLocationCourse Code
2 years 27/09/2019 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £750 per unit (equivalent to £3,000 per year if doing 4 units in each year) Cauldwell Street H1670


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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