This course delivers education and training for a wide range of careers in the travel and tourism sector, providing opportunities to gain a vocational qualification which is respected by employers and recognised nationally. It prepares you to enter employment in the sector or to progress your career in travel and tourism.
- The travel and tourism sector, regionally, nationally and globally
- Travel and tourism marketing
- The development of management skills and attributes
- Law and legislation in travel and tourism
- Sustainable and ethical tourism development
- Contemporary issues in travel and tourism
- Finance and funding in travel, tourism and hospitality environments.
A full-time HND takes two years to complete while a part-time HND takes three to four years. A HNC provides progression on to the HND and takes one year to complete.
HNC students can progress to the HND or gain advanced entry to a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality-related degree course. Successful HND students can progress to the final stage of an Honours Degree.
The industry is made up of a wide range of different services such as retail, travel, tour operations and tourist boards. It covers passenger transport including coach, aviation, rail and the cruise sector, visitor attractions such as theme parks, festivals and heritage sites, as well as accommodation services, including hotels and holiday parks.
Applicants should have a Level 3 or A-Level qualification in Business or another relevant subject, or an Access to Higher Education qualification.
Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications from mature learners.
An admissions assessment may be used in certain circumstances.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism
Ellie secured her dream job working in events management following a successful work experience placement as part of her course.
She says her time at Bishop Burton has helped provide her with a range of skills and the knowledge to work in many different areas of
the travel and tourism sector.
Ellie said: “We covered all different subjects really, from events management to the cruise industry. It has been very diverse and has
given me a really good insight.
“Large conferences and exhibitions, along with smaller weddings, is something I would like to go into eventually. The course has really prepared me for this, with lots of external trips.
“The references I got from my work experience placements helped me get a full-time job as an events co-ordinator at York Racecourse, so I’m really happy.”