Higher National Diploma (HND) International Travel and Tourism Management

West Herts College
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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About this program

Higher National Diploma (HND) International Travel and Tourism Management

This newly designed HND has a global focus, and provides an in depth understanding of the travel and tourism industry. This qualification is the basis for students looking to pursue or advance their career in the travel and tourism sector, particularly a management career in specialisms ranging from visitor attractions to hospitality and resort management or marketing.

Different pathways include:

  • International Travel and Tourism
  • Destination Management
  • Events
  • Sustainable Management

HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied during the first year and second year.

Admission requirements

32 UCAS points from an appropriate level 3 qualification, as well as a 3/D or above in GCSE English and maths. We welcome applications from international or mature students without the required formal qualifications.

For me information about admission requirements, Please visit the college website.

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Program content

Subject areas providing an essential overview include:

Year One

  1. The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry
  2. Managing the Customer Experience
  3. Professional Identity and Practice
  4. The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit
  5. Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set)
  6. Work Experience
  7. Managing Conference & Events
  8. Global Tourism Destinations

Year Two

  1. Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight
  2. Research Project (Pearson-set)
  3. Global Events
  4. Special Interest Tourism
  5. Tourist Resort Management
  6. Managing and Running a Small Business

You will also have the opportunity to study for your GCSE English and maths alongside your course. These give you entry to Honours degree programmes at university and are highly valued by employers.


Tuition fee: £6,165 per year


Educational Aims of the Program

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  • This effectively builds underpinning core skills while preparing the student for subject specialisation at Level 5. Students will gain a wide range of sector knowledge tied to practical skills gained in research, independent and directed study, and workplace scenarios

Students successfully completing the HNC:

  • Will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts and characteristics of travel and tourism. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility.
  • They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to travel and tourism, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.

Continuing studies

You may be able to continue your studies to gain an Honours degree in a related subject or start work in the industry.

Career paths

This qualification will prepare you for any of the following job roles:

  • Marketing and Sales Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Tourism Development Manager
  • Visitor Attractions Manager
  • Events Manager

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Contact info

West Herts College

Hempstead Road
WD17 3EZ Watford


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