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HND Travel and Tourism Management
Who is this course for?
The course is for young and mature people who have a genuine interest and wish to be employed in the Travel and Tourism Sector (Transport including Airlines, Hotels, Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Public Sector Tourism). This course is ideal for those students who would prefer a smaller college environment with more personal tuition whilst at the same time enjoying the benefits of a Higher Education Environment.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need to have successfully completed a level 3 course worth 48 UCAS points such as BTEC or A-level, or have appropriate industry experience, as well as GCSE grade 4 in English or equivalent
Accreditation of prior learning
If you have achieved a qualification such as a HNC, or have gained credit at another higher education provider, you may be able to enter the course at level 5. For further information please contact the College’s admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org
What are the key things you'll learn?
This course offers a more personal experience with smaller class sizes than larger universities. The lecturers have a vast amount of industry knowledge and experience and they also engage in a variety of staff development opportunities to ensure their knowledge is constantly updated in order to give you the best possible learning experience.
Over two years you will study 7 core units:
Unit 1: The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Sector
Unit 2: Managing the Customer Experience
Unit 3: Professional Identity and Practice
Unit 4: The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit
Unit 5: Leadership and Management for Service Industries
Unit 19: Research Project Unit 20: Tourism and Consumer Behaviour and Insight
And 8 specialist units which could include:
Unit 8: Visitor Attraction Management
Unit 10: Tour Operations Management
Unit 14: Work Experience
Unit 24: Destination Management Services
Unit 27: Developing the event experience Unit 30: Innovative Cultural and Heritage Management Unit 32: Sustainable and Responsible Management Unit 41: Tourist Resort Management
This unit map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.
Each unit is worth a specified number of credits. You must take units worth a total of 240 credits to achieve the HND, and 120 of those credits must be at level 5.
Our teaching is informed by current practice and modules may change periodically to reflect developments in the sector. The units available on the course are as follows
Year 1 for full time students Level 4
|Semester 1||Semester 1
|Compulsory units||Speciality units
|Unit 1: The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Sector
|Unit 2: Managing the Customer Experience
|Unit 3: Professional Identity and Practice
|Unit 4: The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit
|Semester 2||Semester 2|
|Compulsory units||Speciality units|
|Unit 5: Leadership and Management for Service Industries||Unit 8: Visitor Attraction Management|
|Unit 10: Tour Operations Management|
|Unit 14: Work Experience|
Year 2 for full time students Level 5 TBA
Timetables are normally available at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.
How you will learn
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and mandatory educational visits to visitor attractions, hotels and residential visits. All educational visits directly link to a unit you will be studying and you will complete activities during these visits which could include, guest speakers (will include you asking prepared and some unprepared questions), orientation exercises, independent research tasks, excursions, exhibitions and networking events to name a few. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in the lectures in smaller groups. We have a HE academic tutor available for private sessions to assist you with your transition to HE, they can provide 1to1 slots to go over Harvard referencing, report writing and how to use a journal. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor.
At level 4 you will typically have around 14 contact hours per week, typically consisting of:
- 10 hours of lectures
- 4 hours of seminars in addition, approximately 1 hour of one to one meetings (per semester)
Indicative class size is approximately 12-15
When not attending lectures, seminars and practical sessions or other timetabled session you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research, preparing coursework assignment and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of facilities including the learning centre and Moodle.
Your overall workload consists of 14 class contact hours, around 18 hours’ independent learning and assignment activity, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours. The following information gives you an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course:
Level 4: approximately 40 per cent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, learning and assessment: 14 hours
Independent learning: 18 hours
Level 5: approximately 40 per cent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, learning and assessment: 14 hours
Independent learning: 18 hours
Each unit will usually have a minimum of two assessments and you will be given detail module guides and assignment briefs at the start of each new unit.
Our HE Academic Support Tutor provides help in the following areas:
- Study skills (including reading, writing, note-taking and presentation skills)
- Written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
- Academic writing (including how to reference)
- Research skills (in conjunction with the learning centres)
- Critical thinking and understanding arguments
- Revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management)
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes three experienced staff, who not only have over 50 years teaching experience between them and a wide variety of industry experience. Our teaching is informed by the relevant practice and the sector and 100 per cent of our lecturers have a teaching qualification. Our team complete yearly industry updates and we have also been involved in writing the new HND specification for Pearson.
The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include report writing, presentations, time constrained open book exams. The grades from formal assessment count towards your module mark.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:
|90 per cent coursework||10 per cent open book written exams|
|100 per cent coursework|
You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
Where could this course take you?
Once you have successfully completed the course you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one-year top-up programme at a University, for example, a BSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management.
Alternatively, you could choose to move into the industry for example you could work at an airport; as cabin crew for an airline, within tour operations often overseas or in the UK; in marketing departments within tour operators or hotels; in travel agents or local authority tourism, plus there are also opportunities in Human Resource Management.
What costs will you incur?
Course fees for entry September 2018 are £5999 per year.
It is not possible to confirm fees for future academic years but the maximum increase each year will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- Annual £30 printing allowance
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Paper, pens and books.
- The mandatory educational visits (approximately £350 for year 1 and £550-£600 for year 2 each at current prices)
For more information on Student Finance please go to our HE Finance page
Previous Student Experience
The course has been a great opportunity for me to improve my travel knowledge and the lecturers are excellent, always there to offer you support. The small class sizes are a great advantage as we have a great classroom support system. We have access to an onsite travel agency Citysun and also an aircraft cabin which just adds to the enjoyment. The work placement offers have been great and I am looking forward to topping up my HND at University next year.Ashley Graham, HND in Travel and Tourism Management Year 2