What will I learn?

This course is designed for individuals who are interested (and passionate!) in developing a successful career in the travel and tourism industry. Typical job roles related to the course are within airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators as well as the growing cruise, events and hospitality sectors. Individuals applying for the course should ideally be interested in progressing into a supervisory or management role in the future. Individuals should enjoy independent research as well as small class seminars.

Study Methods

Usual delivery methods include lectures, seminars, classroom discussions, case studies, group work, presentations, guest speakers and educational visits. These will vary according to the units and their requirements however approximately 97% of the course is classroom based with the remaining 3% being residential study visits.

How is the course assessed

All units will be individually graded as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a certain grade for the unit you must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specification. You will be informed of all assessment criteria at the beginning of each new unit via the assignment brief. Some units do require the completion of timed assessment activities which are done in exam conditions but there are a range of assessments for each unit which will be explained at the start of each unit. The course is 100% coursework with typical evidence including written reports and essays which will be submitted throughout the year.

Where next - Further Studies

The course offers you the opportunity to progress on our expected Level 5 Higher National Diploma in International Tourism Development, which we will be running from September 2020. Additionally, after successful completion of the course, learners can progress into the second or third year of a university programme. We have affiliated links with University College Birmingham, University of Brighton and Bucks New University and many learners have also progressed on to London based universities. Typical programmes include BSc/BA International Tourism Management and BA Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The course allows the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment in areas such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operations, cruise lines, airports, resort representatives and tourist attractions. Within these areas there will be opportunities to progress for example from hotel receptionist to front office manager.

Further, students will be encouraged to partake in their own work placement to gain further knowledge and skills required for the industry.

An Employment Fair is also held each year where Travel and Tourism employers liaise with students in offering advice and support for stepping into the workplace and all HNC learners will be required to attend.

Which department am I in?

Travel and Tourism

Study options

Full Time (32 weeks)

Tuition fees
£7,021.00 (US$ 9,437) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Uxbridge Campus

Park Road,



UB8 1NQ, England

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