Travel & Tourism Management BTEC HND (part-time) (top-up from HNC)
This course offers you the opportunity to top up from the Travel & Tourism HNC to Travel & Tourism HND. Part-time study is a cost-effective way of obtaining university level qualifications in a supportive environment.
I love travelling, discovering different cultures, learning new languages and meeting new people so the travel and tourism industry had always appealed to me. I had already completed the Level 3 course but wanted to study the subject in more depth at Levels 4 and 5 so there would be more job opportunities available to me.
I looked at university options, but the cost was a big factor. It was much more expensive at university - the College course was nearly half the price, so I decided it was more cost effective to stay at Bedford College and gain my higher education qualification that way.
I love the fact that it’s all coursework and there are no exams. It’s all assignment based for each unit and if you fail you get feedback and advice about how to improve and you have a chance to do it again. This process is much better for my learning style as I can learn from my mistakes. My organisational skills have improved dramatically because I have to plan my time well to ensure I meet all my coursework deadlines. I’ve also gained a lot more confidence when giving presentations.
Overall, the course has been really good, I’ve learnt a lot, the teachers have been very helpful and it’s been a great place to learn.
Adam - Travel & Tourism HND
To start this HND you must have successfully completed the HNC and entry is subject to a successful interview. We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.
The course combines academic and practical assessments. You will study 16 units, four in year 1, and six in each of years 2 and 3. These cover a range of themes and activities within the industry and are designed to develop your management skills as well as to broaden your knowledge of travel and tourism.
- Tour Operations
- Research Project
- Sustainable Tourism
- Special Interest Tourism
- Legislation and Ethics
- Resort Management
- Incoming and Domestic Tourism
- The Developing Manager.
Continuous assessment. Assignments are internally set and externally verified.
Further study and career options
On successful completion of the HND you will have the option to top up the qualification to a full Bachelor’s degree at university or enter employment, including roles within airlines, travel agents, tour operators and other travel and tourism organisations at a higher level.
A travel fund payment of £100 per year will be taken on enrolment to cover the cost of trips and study visits. At this level you will be expected to commit yourself to research and carry out a significant amount of additional study outside College.