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Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade C or above (or equivalent), plus a UCAS Tariff score of 120-160 from a full BTEC Level 3 qualification such as BTECs, A Levels or an Access Course.

For further details on entry requirements, please see the Higher Education Guide 2015-16 on our website.

Who is the course for

This course is designed for those who are in, or plan to enter employment in a wide range of areas within the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • The travel and tourism sector
  • Contemporary issues in travel and tourism
  • Finance and funding in the travel and tourism sector
  • The developing manager
  • Marketing in travel and tourism
  • Sustainable tourism development
  • Legislation and ethics in the travel and tourism sector
  • Research project.

Optional units include:

  • Hospitality provision in the travel and tourism sector
  • Sports and leisure tourism in the UK
  • Tourist destinations
  • Travel and tourism entrepreneurs
  • Visitor attraction management
  • Employability skills.

Study Methods

Usual delivery methods include lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, group work, presentations, guest speakers and educational visits. These will vary according to the units and their requirements. 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.

How is the course assessed

All units will be individually graded as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a pass grade for the unit you must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications. You will be informed of all assessment criteria at the beginning of each new unit via the assignment brief.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress directly into the second or third year of a university degree programme. The college has affiliated links with Buckinghamshire New University, Brighton University and University College Birmingham. Many professional bodies also recognise the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma for further professional study.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Management positions in hospitality or travel & tourism organisations such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operators, airlines, airports, tourist

attractions, overseas representatives and tourist boards.

More Information

Students will attend college for 15 hours - over three days. Student are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments).

Staff profiles available within the course handbook but all staff have higher level qualifications in the relevant field and work experience related to their subject specialisms.

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 10 June 2016

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through Universities and College Admissions Service (UCAS). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Information, Advice and Guidance team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 28 September 2016

Starts: 28/09/2016

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00