Course Details

How long is the course?

This course is delivered over two years full-time and commences in September or January. Attendance is typically 9.00am – 4.30pm across three days per week, although evenings may be included.

What qualification will I achieve?

The qualification title is BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management Level 5 (QCF) 

What will I study?

The world of travel and tourism is a dynamic and challenging industry to work in and offers a wide variety of employment opportunities at both supervisory and managerial level in sectors associated with transport, tour operations and visitor attractions. This course consists of 240 (Level 4 and Level 5 combined) credits and caters for students who are interested in achieving a Higher Education qualification and pursuing a career in the travel and tourism sector.

Study consists of:
Mandatory core units:

  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Finance and Funding in the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • The Developing Manager
  • Research Project
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Legislation in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Specialist units:

  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Resort Management
  • Public Relations and Promotions in Travel and Tourism
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Office Solutions Development
  • Work Based Experience
  • Tourist Destinations

Where will I study?

You will study at University Campus Barnsley, Church Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2AN.

What equipment will I need?

You will need to provide your own writing material, paper and folder. You will also need a storage device (USB) to save computerised work. 

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal exams on the BTEC Higher National Diploma course. Most modules will be assessed by a mixture of coursework and end of module tests. Some practical modules are assessed on 100% coursework. Assessment methods are assignment based and may include practical projects including presentations, group activities, written reports or research projects.

What can I do next?

This qualification may enable you to progress to a top up degree in a related subject area, undertake an Apprenticeship or seek employment in the Travel and Tourism profession.

How do I apply?

Apply directly via UCAS.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £5,995 per year.

Student Finance

As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. See the Fees and Finance page for further information.

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