Pearson BTEC HNC 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.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10638
Campus: Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Travel & Tourism

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Course Structure

At all levels students will be able to gain knowledge of key aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry. The HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management is achieved after one year of full time, (1 Academic year) study including a combination of classroom teaching, online teaching and a scheduled educational visits and guest speakers.

To complete the HNC, all students will study 4 modules over two semesters (8 units in total).

Subjects studied will include:           

  • 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)  
  • Global Tourism Destinations  
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Work Experience

This programme is delivered using a range of on-campus and online synchronous and asynchronous approaches.

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, online classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Personal Study 22 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application.  You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment.  Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.     

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements  

  • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills- Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.
  •  AND
  • GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills-   Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.
  • AND
  • Passes in 4 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above), with 1 at GCE Advanced (A) level (grades A-E), and 3 at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.    

Course Entry Requirements  

  • A minimum of 32 UCAS Tariff points including:
  • GCE A level (A2): Typical grade profile CC    OR  
  • [RQF] Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel & Tourism with overall award profile PP   OR  
  • Access to HE Diploma (NI): 45% overall   OR
  • An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.     

Accreditation of Prior Learning   

  • Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).   Further details on APL can be found in the HE Admissions Process of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.     

International Students English Language Requirements

  • International applicants, from Non-Native English speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:  
  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)   
  • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)  
  • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test   For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk  

Students are assessed using a range of different assessment methods, including examinations, e-portfolio, coursework, Project Based Learning, 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. 

 

The HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management qualifies students to move directly to employment and work within the travel and tourism and hospitality industry.

Students have the option to progress onto the HND programme which also is offered at SERC (depending on application numbers).

This course also provides students with extensive opportunities for further study of a top up degree, at higher level, studying at some of these UK universities, The University of Central Lancashire, based in Preston, Liverpool John Moores and Ulster University.

Entry can range from Year 1, 2 or final year entry depending on grades achieved and individual university entrance criteria set per year.

 

Successful completion of the HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management equips students to work within the industry.   The alternative one year of full time study 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

● Events Manager

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

 Pearson BTEC

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)  

Global Tourism Destinations  

Visitor Attraction Management

Work Experience

Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
FT
HE
Pearson BTEC HNC in International Travel and Tourism Management
Y10638LF1A

Lisburn

02/09/2024
10 £2850.00

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Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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