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BTEC Higher National Diploma Travel & Tourism

Two Year Course

Course Content

The HND in Travel and Tourism Management aims to provide students with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding for entry into the industry at supervisory or management level. The course content is designed to offer students a range of specialised studies directly relevant to Travel and Tourism. They also have the opportunity to acquire transferable skills which are applicable to general management positions and other business sectors, in the UK or overseas.

Key subjects covered include:

  • Business Travel Operations

  • Conference and Exhibition Management

  • Finance

  • International Tourism Development

  • Law

  • Marketing

  • Operations Management

  • Planning

  • Retail Travel Operations

  • Tourism in Developing Countries

  • Travel and Tourism Environment

  • Visitor Attraction Management 

Method of Assessment

Students are assessed continuously through case studies, assignments, time-constrained assessments, work-based projects and written examinations.

Entry Requirements

In association with De Montfort University the College offers four Higher National Diplomas (HNDs). These Are listed in the UCAS handbook under the University's ''table of associate and linked colleges and campuses" (see DEM D26, Campus code Z). An additional HND in Travel and Tourism is offered through a consortium arrangement. 

  • HND business and Finance UCAS Course Code - 105G

  • HND Computing UCAS Course Code - 421N

  • HND Health and Care UCAS Course Code - 006B

  • HND Sport UCAS Course Code - 045L

  • HND Travel and Tourism Contact Student Services for UCAS Code

To apply for HND courses applicant should normally meet one of the following criteria:

  • 1 Possess an appropriate BTEC National Certificate, National Diploma, Advanced GNVQ or equivalent qualification.

  • 2 Have studied two subjects to A level with a pass in at least one subject and four passes at GCSE level (grade 'C' or above), preferably including English and Maths.

The College also welcomes applications for HND programmes from mature students (candidates aged 21 and over at commencement of their course) who are unable to meet normal entry requirements but who have relevant previous experience.
Applications for these courses should normally be made through UCAS. However, if
you require assistance please contact the Head of Student Services on 01476 400249.


Students who successfully complete the course can choose to go straight into the industry, at supervisory or management level, in a range of careers. Possible areas of work include travel operations management, tour operations, public sector tourism or tourism development. Former students have found work in both the UK and overseas with airlines, travel agencies, hotels, conference organisers and tourist attractions. Students can also continue studying at a higher level, by transferring into the second or third year of a related degree course.

(This course is subject to validation)