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Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HND

This course explores the dynamic and exciting travel and tourism industry. Using a combination of practical and academic approaches, you will learn about operational practice as well as the strategic development of the UK and international travel and tourism. Whether you are new to the travel and tourism business or have experience of working in a related organisation the qualification will enhance your career prospects.


I love travelling, discovering different cultures, learning new languages and meeting new people so the travel and tourism industry had always appealed to me.  I had already completed the Level 3 course but wanted to study the subject in more depth at Levels 4 and 5 so there would be more job opportunities available to me. 

I looked at university options, but the cost was a big factor.  It was much more expensive at university - the College course was nearly half the price, so I decided it was more cost effective to stay at Bedford College and gain my higher education qualification that way.

I love the fact that it’s all coursework and there are no exams. It’s all assignment based for each unit and if you fail you get feedback and advice about how to improve and you have a chance to do it again. This process is much better for my learning style as I can learn from my mistakes.  My organisational skills have improved dramatically because I have to plan my time well to ensure I meet all my coursework deadlines.  I’ve also gained a lot more confidence when giving presentations.

Overall, the course has been really good, I’ve learnt a lot, the teachers have been very helpful and it’s been a great place to learn.

Adam - Travel & Tourism HND

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • Travel & Tourism BTEC HNC
  • 32 UCAS points from A-Levels, OR
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism OR
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualification.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

This course will combine academic and practical assessments. You will study eight units each year that will cover a range of themes and activities within the industry and are designed to develop your management skills as well as to broaden your knowledge of travel and tourism.

Units may include:

  • Tour Operations
  • Research Project
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Legislation and Ethics
  • Resort Management
  • Incoming and Domestic Tourism
  • The Developing Manager.

You will be offered the opportunity to participate in trips and visits during the course. These are designed to aid your coursework and enhance your ability to achieve.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment. Assignments are internally set and externally verified.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment, including roles within airlines, travel agents, tour operators and other travel and tourism organisations at a higher level.

Additional information

A travel fund payment of £100 per year will be taken on enrolment to cover the cost of trips and study visits. At this level you will be expected to commit yourself to research and carry out a significant amount of additional study outside College.

To enrol on this course you must apply through the University & Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) using the institution code BEDF B23 and the course code N81A. Visit or call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Course information & how to apply/book

You will need to complete a UCAS online application form to apply for this course, available at The codes needed are located in the 'Additional information' section above. Please call the College on 01234 291000 if you have any queries about your application.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
2 years 24/09/2018 £5500 Cauldwell Street H1489

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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