Travel HNC

Course Code: TTOHC
Learning Aim Code: 50083351
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Wellington Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Travel and Tourism is a diverse and vibrant industry with vast employment opportunities nationally and internationally. If you want to join one of the fastest growing industries, where you could travel the world, meet new people and visit international travel destinations within the UK, we can help! You will grow in confidence as you acquire a range of skills, such as planning trips around the world, marketing and customer services.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

    Mandatory Units:
    • The travel and tourism sector
    • Finance and funding in the travel and tourism sector
    • Optional Units:
    • The developing manager
    • Research project
    • Marketing Contemporary issues
    • Sustainable tourism development
    • Legislation and ethics
    • Tourist destinations
    • Travel and tourism entrepreneurs
    • Hospitality provision
    • Tour operations management
    • Resort management
    • Passenger transport operations
    • Work-based experience
    • Human resource management for service industries
    • Heritage and cultural tourism management visitor attraction management
    • Incoming and domestic tourism
    • Public relations and promotions
    • Personal and professional development
    • Employability skills

    What skills will I gain?

    By studying this course you will:

    • Gain customer service experience
    • Learn about business and resort management
    • Find out about passenger transport operations
    • Improve your destination knowledge
    • Gain communication and work skills experience as well as the skills of a holiday rep
    • Gain skills in marketing, public relations and promotions
    • Learn about sustainable tourism development

    How will I be assessed?

    A variety of assessment methods are used including: individual and group presentations, case studies, role-plays, question and answer, producing display materials, time constrained assessments, work-based assignments and assessment. This will allow you to develop skills you currently possess and work on new skills that will help you progress, and will also allow you to build a portfolio of evidence and complete other workpacks that are required for you to gain the qualifications in this programme.

    What can I do next?

    The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

    • Progress directly onto the HND as a year 2 option and then gain a place of study on your third and final year at university
    • You may also add specific units to enhance your knowledge to aid you in your current work place
    • Pursue a career as a cabin crew senior manager, assistant/manager of a travel agency, head of department for tour operations and events managment, team leader for ground staff, shift supervisor ground staff, security at airports, team leader/managent for immigration, tour operations or courier manager

    What are the Entry Requirements?

    To access this course you are required to have:

    • At least two A Levels
    • Mature students will be considered in light of relevant work and life experience

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