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International Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HND

  • HE

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 came to Bedford College in September 2012 and started on the Level 2 full-time Travel & Tourism study programme. My journey continued as I progressed on the Level 3 course; I was gaining lots of knowledge of the industry and was even nominated as Class Representative, which involved attending meetings with the College’s executive team on behalf of our course.

I was not aware of the option to study at degree-level at College, but with the help and guidance from the tutors I soon learnt about the HNC course.  This course offered such a great variety of options that I decided to further my studies at Bedford College. It was a big step up to Higher Education but having progressed through the levels I had plenty of knowledge and understanding behind me, and the support from the tutors certainly helped me.

I’ve really enjoyed the unit on Sustainable Tourism and looking at the social and economic factors that have an impact on tourism today. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Resort Management unit, which I have a strong interest in. 

I am going to top-up to a full degree at Brighton University next year where I will study BA Hons International Tourism Management.  Upon completion of my degree I can then consider two options: to either continue at university and study for a Masters degree; or possibly train in Resort Management. I enjoy engaging with people and offering customer service, and feel this role would combine my passion for travel with my bubbly personality.

Olivia - 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

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email for alternatives.

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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