Course Details


This course is ideal for individuals who are working in the travel and tourism industry and wish to progress into management or gain recognition for their existing knowledge and experience. 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.

How long is the course?

The  course is delivered over two years part-time and commences in September.

What qualification will I achieve?

You will achieve BTEC Higher National Certificate in International Travel and Tourism Management (Events).

What will I study?

This course consists of 120 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

Specialist units:

• Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism
• Tour Operations Management
• Marketing in Travel and Tourism
• Visitor Attraction Management
• Preparing for Research in Travel and Tourism
• Work Based Experience

Where will I study?

You will study at Barnsley College Higher Education, 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 Certificate 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 HND or top up degree in a related subject area, undertake an Apprenticeship or seek employment/progression in the Travel and Tourism profession.

How do I apply?

Please download an application form.

How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £2,995 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. For further details go to:

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Further information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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