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HNC in Travel and Tourism Management (Level 4)

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Course outline

With this travel and tourism qualification you’ll open up a wealth of opportunities across this global sector. The course also incorporates an international study trip. The sky’s the limit!

Whether you’re currently working in the industry and want to gain an academic qualification, or have completed A levels or equivalent and want to boost your career prospects, this course is suitable for you.

This part-time university-level course provides training and vocationally relevant skills for a range of careers in hospitality, travel and tourism. This exciting sector is one of the fastest growing in the UK with huge opportunities both at home or abroad.

We’ll support and challenge you throughout the course with a variety of expert lectures, student-led activities and study day trips. We have great links with industry, so we can provide real-world learning which gives you industry insight.

You’ll gain key employability skills including: problem-solving, numeracy, critical awareness and communication including presentation skills.  We’ll also support you to research and understand complex information.

Units may include:

  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Finance and Funding in the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management

Next steps

Entry onto the full-time course is via UCAS 
Course code: N810
Institution code: C32

Entry onto the part-time course is by application only. Click below to apply online!

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Central College Nottingham, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


05 September 2017 - 10 June 2018

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £6950
Various bursaries are available for Higher Education courses.

HNC in Travel and Tourism Management


2 years part-time or 1 year full-time

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved four GCSEs including English Language and Maths at grade C or above.

Applicants must also have completed one of the following Level 3 qualifications equivalent to 64 UCAS points. Acceptable when combined with other qualifications are:

  • A Level pass in a related area, grade D or above
  • A pass grade on an appropriate Access to HE diploma
  • DM in 90 Credit Diploma
  • MM in Level 3 Diploma
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma

You must be aged 18 or over at the start of the course.

Mature students are welcome to apply. If you are a mature applicant you will need to demonstrate the ability to study at this academic level and have a genuine interest in the subject area. We interview as part of the application process.

Teaching & assessment

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course including:

  • Assignments
  • Research projects
  • Reports
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Practical investigations

The HNC qualification is widely recognised in its own right and provides students with the skills required for employment in a wide range of roles in the global hospitality, travel and tourism industry. Alternatively you could top-up to an HND with our flexible part-time or full-time top-up option.

After this you could either progress into the tourism industry or top up to a BA (Hons) degree at a wide range of universities. The point of entry would depend on the chosen institution, modules studied and the grades achieved at HND.

Examples include:

  • Continue onto an HND in Travel and Tourism Management

Progress to a career in a range of fields including: 

  • Aviation, including Cabin Crew or Passenger Service Agent
  • Travel Agency/Tour Operations
  • Destination Management or Marketing
  • Hospitality
Additional information

The 2016/17 tuition fee for the full-time HNC course was £6,950 per year and £3,500 for the part-time (fees for 2017/18 are yet to be confirmed), however, various bursaries are available for Higher Education courses. Visit our HE Funding page for details.

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