Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade C (grade 5/4) or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as City & Guilds, BTEC, A Level or an Access course.

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 programme. We have affiliated links with Bucks New University and University of Brighton.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Employment in management positions in travel, tourism and hospitality organisations such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operations, airlines, airports, resort representatives and tourist attractions.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

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.

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

UCAS code: N810

Last updated: 25 April 2018


  • Home student: £5,180
  • Overseas student: £6,935

An optional visit / trip is available on the course, you do not have to participate in order to complete the qualification. The cost of the trip is £500 (this must be paid at enrolment), this is in addition to the fee stated above for this course.

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.

How to Apply

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

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

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Fri 28 September 2018

Starts: 28/09/2018

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

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