International Travel and Tourism Management
The BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in International Travel and Tourism Management (with Events) offers those who have an interest in the dynamic world of travel, tourism and events management an opportunity to explore the sector and
develop the skills required to work in this competitive industry.
This qualification offers career progression and professional vocational development within employment or provides opportunities to progress further in education after your Level 5 study programme.
- Type of study
- Full-Time, Higher Education
Availability & Details
Along with an interest in travel, tourism and events, you will require one of the following qualifications to enrol on this Level 5 HND course:
– Two A Levels, grades A*–C
– BTEC Level 3 qualification (Merit profile)
– Access to Higher Education Certificate
All applicants will require an initial assessment and interview by a member of the lecturing team. If you currently do not hold any of the above qualifications, you may still be able to enrol on to the course if you
have a wide range of relevant experience in the hospitality or tourism industries.
As an HSDC student studying HND International Travel and Tourism Management, you will have the opportunity to participate in a higher level of study to develop your understanding of the tourism and events sector. Within the first year of the course, you will study the International Travel and Tourism Level 4 pathway, gaining an HNC, followed by the Events pathway at Level 5 to achieve the HND. You will gain first-hand knowledge of the industry through the input of guest speakers and the experience of visiting differing tourism, events and hospitality organisations and locations. There will also be the opportunity to obtain further industry recognised qualifications, such as the Level 2 Personal Licence Course.
HNC/D units (Year One):
- 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
- Managing Conference and Events
- Global Tourism Destinations
- Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism
HND units (Year Two):
- Research Project
- Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight
- Developing the Event Experience
- Corporate Events Management
- Global Events
- Sustainable and Responsible Management
- Cruise Management
You will attend workshops, lectures and tutorials each week. The course will be taught with an approach that delivers:
- A balance between practical skills development and knowledge acquirement
- Links made between theory and practice in the workplace
- Utilisation of industry knowledgeable staff
- Constant links and work with industry employers
- Opportunities to apply learning to actual events within the sector
The HND in International Travel and Tourism Management is assessed continuously through a range of assignments, case study activities, group projects, workshops and formative tasks.
The HND in International Travel and Tourism Management will provide students with the opportunity to access the continually developing world of travel, tourism and events. The qualification will provide wide ranging vocational skills that will enable individuals to gain employment within the sector - the units covered are relevant and current to the dynamic modern day industry and will be valued by employers. In addition, the qualification can be topped-up to a full tourism/events management degree at a number of universities.
Throughout the course, there will be active involvement of industry professionals and organisations. The links include visits to local businesses and guest speakers coming into HSDC. Recent course activities have included a Goodwood House visit and guest speaker, a meeting with the Marketing Manager of the Spinnaker Tower and a visit to a number of establishments to review the conference and events facilities offered in Portsmouth. In addition, visits have taken place to the New Forest Activities Centre, the World Travel Market, London and to Madrid for the Fitur International Tourism Fair.
Future Career Opportunities
I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.David Stenning, Public Services student
My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student
My experience with the teaching and support was really well, as I’m dyslexic, they helped me a lot and I’ve achieved good grades, so I’m really pleased.Thomas McCann, A Level student