Course Details

Course overview

The world of travel, tourism, and events is a dynamic and challenging industry to work in. It offers a wide variety of employment opportunities at both supervisory and managerial level in a wide range of sectors both locally and further afield.

How long is the course?

This course runs for two years.

What qualification will I achieve?

International Travel and Tourism Management (Events) Higher National Diploma (HND).

What will I study?

Core modules:

  • Contemporary tourism trends
  • Managing the customer experience
  • Professional identity and practice
  • The travel and tourism business toolkit
  • Leadership and management for service industries
  • Research project
  • Tourism consumer behaviour and insight
  • Developing the event experience
  • Corporate events management
  • Global events

Optional modules:

  • Work experience
  • Tour operations management
  • Managing conferences and events
  • Destination marketing
  • Pitching and negotiating skills

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. As the course will include optional educational visits to relevant organisations students will need to self-fund these should they wish to partake.

How will I be assessed?

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

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, tourism and events professions.

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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Further information

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

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