Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Full-Time City Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

A career in travel and tourism can offer you a world of opportunities! Further develop your skills in international travel and tourism to fly high in a new career. The travel industry is constantly evolving in many ways despite set backs, within the next 5 - 10 years it is predicted to employ approx 3.7 million people in the UK and there are opportunities available for various careers.

This is a 2 year study program to fully complete the HND in International Travel & Tourism Management. The course covers a wide variety of topics to ensure you have a broad knowledge of the travel & tourism sector.

You must have achieved at least 48 UCAS points or extensive, relevant industry experience. GCSE / level 2 maths and English is preferred.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 5999.00 *subject to change You will need to provide your own stationery. You could purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from the college’s Learning Centre. You will have the opportunity to participate in relevant visits some are mandatory others may be optional, costs will be provided at enrolment and students will pay for these themselves (partially subsidised) .

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and mandatory educational visits to visitor attractions, hotels and residential visits. All educational visits directly link to a unit you will be studying and they will support both your knowledge and academic achievements.

The course is delivered to a set timetable Monday - Friday between the hours of 9am - 9pm, a timetable will be provided at the start of the course.

Within the course you will typically have 12 contact hours per week, consisting of lectures and seminars and a one-to-one meeting with your Personal Tutor for approximately 1 hour per semester.

You will be given a variety of homework and research tasks to complete in your own time so will be expected to complete assignment work in your own time.

This higher education course is aimed at anyone with a desire to pursue a career within the vibrant travel & tourism sector at perhaps a more managerial level in their career progression.

You will study 7 core units - The Contemporary Travel & Tourism Sector, Managing the Customer Experience, Professional Identity & Practice, The Travel & Tourism Business Toolkit, Leadership & Management for Service Industries, Research Project and Tourism Consumer Behavior. There are also additional units studied to enable a further development of knowledge and skills in preparation for a career in the sector.


What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree.

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Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors

Job holders in this unit group plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources of hotels, hostels, lodging homes, holiday camps, holiday flats and chalets, and organise the domestic, catering, and entertainment facilities on passenger ships.

Medium Salary

£ 30042

1633 people employed as Hotel and Accommodation Managers and Proprietors in the current year.

Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors

Travel agency managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the resources and activities of travel agencies and booking offices.

Medium Salary

£ 29337

108 people employed as Travel Agency Managers and Proprietors in the current year.

Care Escorts

Care escorts accompany and transport adults and children with disability between their places of residence and other destinations and act as chaperones for under 16s engaged in theatrical, television and film productions.

Medium Salary

£ 6936

632 people employed as Care Escorts in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

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*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

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