This Level 4 Higher National Certificate course offers a broad introduction to the dynamic and exciting world of travel and tourism. Students will learn about operational practice as well as the strategic development of the UK, European and international travel and tourism industries. Whether you are new to travel and tourism or have relevant previous experience and want to widen your horizons, these highly-regarded qualifications could enhance your future career prospects. About the course Students will be encouraged to gain knowledge and understanding of the broad aspects in Travel and Tourism Management. There will be a strong emphasis on employability skills and the underpinning knowledge essential for students with entrepreneurial, employment or academic aspirations. Programme content is designed to be appropriate for entry into or progression within the international travel and tourism sector and enables students to progress onto higher study at Higher National Diploma (HND) or BA (Hons) top-up pathways. This course will be based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus, near Nottingham train station. The campus features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science laboratories, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. Higher National Certificate (Level 4) modules may include: • The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry • Managing the Customer Experience • Professional Identity and Practice • The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit • Leadership and Management for Service Industries • Work Experience • Visitor Attraction Management • Tour Operations Management • Global Tourism Destinations • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism Assessment Assignments (including timed assessments – some under examination conditions), individual and group presentations, discussions, academic posters, displays, leaflets, recorded interviews/role plays, reflective journals and work-based projects. Qualification awarded: Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2024-25 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression From the Higher National Certificate (HNC) , students may progress to the Higher National Diploma (HND), from where they could progress to our BA (Hons) Service Sector Management or BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management top-up degrees or a similar programme at another institution (subject to entry requirements). Students may further develop their careers by entering employment in a wide range of roles in the global travel and tourism sector such as: operations manager, tourism development manager, visitor attractions manager, events manager, marketing and sales manager, flight /passenger operations manager, destination manager, tourism development officer or tourism business adviser.
Modules may include: • The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry • Managing the Customer Experience • Professional Identity and Practice • The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit • Leadership and Management for Service Industries • Managing Conferences and Events • Visitor Attraction Management • Tour Operations Management • Global Tourism Destinations • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism
Assignments (including timed assessments – some under examination conditions), individual and group presentations, discussions, academic posters, displays, leaflets, recorded interviews/role plays, reflective journals and work-based projects.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College before submitting an application. Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
For entry to our university-level courses, we expect applicants to be working (or to demonstrate competency) at Level 2 or above in English Language/Literacy and Mathematics/Numeracy. Generally, we accept GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at Grades 9 – 4 (formerly Grades A* - C). Experienced mature applicants (those aged 21 or above at the start of the course) with relevant professional or industrial experience and/or qualifications are very welcome to apply.
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English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you should have attained (or expect to achieve) IELTS 5.5 (with no individual component less that 5.0) or equivalent.
Guidance on English language requirements
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
City Campus, The Adams Building
The Lace Market
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