Travel and Tourism Management HNC

UCAS Code: 097N

About this course

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required within the Travel and Tourism Sector.  The main aims of the course are as follows:

  1. Providing education and training for a range of careers in the Travel and Tourism Sector;

  2. Provioding opportunities for employees of travel and tourism facilities to achieve nationally recognised Level 4 and 5's in vocationally specific qualifications;

  3. Providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocational specific qualification to enter employment in travel and tourism or to progress to a higher education vocational qualifications such as a HND or degree in a related area;

  4. Developing the knowledge, understanding the skills of learners in the field of travel and tourism;

  5. Providing opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes that are essential for successful performance in working life; and

  6. Providing flexibility, knowledge, skills and motivation as a basis for future studies and career development in travel and tourism.

On completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and characteristics of tourism as an area of academic and applied study, this will include being able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the potential contributions of disciplines that help to explain the nature and development of tourism;

  • Explain and anaylse theories and concepts which are used to understand tourism;

  • Explain the definitions and operations of tourism;

  • Utilise a range of source material in investigating tourism; and

  • Understand and analyse the intercultural dimensions of tourism.

What are the entry requirements?

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Applicants should be a minimum age of 18 years old and have at least two A Levels (Grade C) or an equivalent level e.g. BTEC National Diploma.

Mature Applicants:

We are committed to widening participation and will consider applicants who can show evidence of learning that is equivalent to the required formal qualifications.  If you have been out of education for a few years but have relevant vocational experience in a relevant area, accreditation of prior experience will be considered as an alternative entry requirement.

All candidates will be required to attend an interview, whereby their ability for the course will be assessed.

Course assessment

The assessment of your progress will be through submission of coursework throughout the award.  This varies in content and format determined by the required outcomes whilst reflecting the vocational nature of the course.

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What's next?

A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC learners is to progress onto the second year of the HND.
Upon completionof the HND learners can progress onto a second or third year of a degree or homours degree programme.

The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment.

The qualification prepares learners for employment in the travel and tourism sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decisded that they wish to enter this area of work. Some adult learners may wish to make the commitment required by this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in travel and tourism or progress into higher education.

The course also provides detailed industry knowledge to prepare learners for employment in the Travel and Tourism Industry.  It also enables learners to develop a range of transferrable skills which will be ideal for progression within the travel and tourism sector.

Where Can I Learn More?

For more information on gaining this qualification at Dudley College of Technology please contact the learner services team at or phone 01384 363 363.

Please Note

All courses are run subject to numbers, although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information shown above, Dudley College reserves the right to amend the content/arrangements therein as deemed necessary.

All fees quoted are normally per year, are the “standard” prices only and may be subject to change without notice. This applies to those who have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course, for a purpose other than full-time education. Unless directly specified, there are no additional costs associated with materials to be purchased or trips for this course.

Exceptions to the ”standard” prices may apply - see below for details and how to find out more:

  • Students under 16 years of age - contact the 14-16 Centre Manager on 01384 363 208.
  • Students aged 16-18 are not usually required to pay course fees on full or part-time courses. Contact the admissions team on 01384 363 333 for further details.
  • Non-standard UK/EU/EEA residents and international students - contact the international office on 01384 363 356 or email:

Initial Assessment

Please note that you may be asked to complete an initial assessment for any course that Dudley College offers.

* Statistics from undergraduate induction survey 2013-14.