Travel and Tourism Courses

This one-year higher education course is vocationally focused and aims to prepare students to move to degree courses or into employment. It is suitable for employees in travel and tourism and those wishing to enter the industry, and enables you to develop the skills, techniques and attributes essential for working as a manager in travel and tourism.

The Higher National Certificate in Travel and Tourism Management aims to:

  • Develop students' general ability in Travel and Tourism Management through effectively using and combining knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
  • Provide specialist studies in Travel and Tourism Management
  • Provide a taught programme of study to support students in learning new skills and in developing their individual practice, within the culturally diverse environment of west London
  • Provide tutorial support to help students develop their educational and vocational abilities, and their personal qualities and attitudes
  • Develop the routines and skills of working as a co-operative group
  • Provide the foundation for a range of careers in Travel and Tourism
  • Enable students to make an immediate contribution in employment.
  • About the Course

    Study will be a mixture of theory and practical work; tasks and assignments are set to reflect the connection between knowledge and practical skills.

    You will study:

    • The travel and tourism sector
    • Finance and funding in the travel and tourism sector
    • Marketing in travel and tourism
    • Contemporary issues in travel and tourism
    • Legislation and ethics in the travel and tourism sector
    • Heritage and cultural tourism management
    • Personal and professional development
    • Tourist destinations
    Information correct at 23 June 2016.
  • Entry Requirements

    The standard minimum entry qualification is at least one A Level, National Diploma or equivalent, preferably supported by a pass in GCSE English and Maths.

    We encourage mature students to enter with a pass in an appropriate Access Certificate. For some students over 19, and particularly for those over 21, we consider other background and experience and may accept students without formal qualifications.

    It is our intention to interview all students before an offer is made.

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  • Progression

    Continue on to the HND in Travel and Tourism Management or a BA (Hons) Degree in Travel and Tourism or a linked subject.

  • Assessment Method

    All assessment is through coursework assignments (these may be in the form of written reports or presentations supported by suitable media). Staff and other students will give feedback so that you can see how you are progressing and improve your skills.

    Regulation of Standards

    • Assessment conforms to Edexcel regulations
    • Internal verification of assignment briefs and assessment standards
    • External moderation of samples of work by external examiner

Balwant Dhaliwal
Lecturer in Travel & Tourism and Aviation

“Travel and Tourism is an exciting industry to be in. It’s very dynamic and forever evolving. My background is working for major tour operators and luxury hotels in front of house operations.”

Balwant Dhaliwal
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