Course Overview

Travel and Tourism is a continually growing industry which supports a huge number of different roles. If you are seeking a course which will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you will need to embark upon a career in the industry, then this programme is for you.

The course is linked to professional body requirements, and offers a strong, sector related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of knowledge and understanding.

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to ensure employability in the travel and tourism industry. Students completing the course work in retail and business travel, for airlines or at the airport, as tourist guides, in hotels and for tour operators both in this country and overseas.

Travel and tourism is a dynamic industry incorporating a wide range of sectors that offer a variety of career paths. As the industry matures, specialist knowledge of the various sectors has become the key to success and consequently a proactive approach to learning is adopted with a business development focus throughout.

Please see below for more information about the course:

Course Details
TitlePearson BTEC Level 5 (HND) Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
Awarding BodyPearson
LevelQCF Level 5
AgeAt least 18 years
Duration2 Years
Guided Learning Hours960 hrs
IntakeFebruary, May & September
CampusesWentworth House, Lords House, Park Royal and Holborn

Entry Requirements:

The criteria to join the Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management qualification has been designed to enable as many students as possible to join the course. There are however, certain requirements that need to be fulfilled:

  • BTEC Level 3 Qualification in a related subject.
  • GCE Advanced Level profile demonstrating strong performance in a relevant subject. This is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* to C
  • Other related Level 3 Qualification
  • An Access to Higher Education Certificate
  • Related work experience
  • Students who are non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, can demonstrate capability in English at a standard commensurate to: IELTS 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 being awarded on individual sections for a Level 4 or 5 qualification.


The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management (QCF) is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits. The BTEC Level 5 HND programme must contain a minimum of 125 credits at level 5 or above.

You will study the following units:

  • Unit 1: The Travel and Tourism Sector (15 credits) – A/601/1740
  • Unit 2: Finance and Funding in The Travel and Tourism Sector (15 credits) – J/601/1742
  • Unit 3: The Developing Manager (15 credits) – L/601/1743
  • Unit 4: Research Project (15 credits) – K/601/0941
  • Unit 5: Marketing in Travel and Tourism – (15 credits) – R/601/1744
  • Unit 6: Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism (15 credits) – Y/601/1745
  • Unit 7: Sustainable Tourism Development (15 credits) – D/601/1746
  • Unit 8: Legislation and Ethics in the Travel and Tourism Sector (15 credits) – H/601/1747
  • Unit 9: Tourist Destination (15 credits) – K/601/1748
  • Unit 12: Hospitality Provision in the Travel and Tourism Sector (15 credits) – K/601/1751
  • Unit 14: Tour Operations Management (15 credits) – T/601/1753
  • Unit 17: Work-Based Experience (15 credits) – D/601/0998
  • Unit 18: Human Resource Management for Service Industries (15 credits) – J/601/1756
  • Unit 19: Heritage and Culture Tourism Management (15 credits) – L/601/1757
  • Unit 23: Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) – T/601/0943
  • Unit 24: Employability Skills (15 credits) – A/601/0992

Total Credits: 240+


Students studying during the day are required to attend two full days of study per week: Monday to Saturday. The days of study vary and can be discussed following application. Students studying in the evening are required to attend four evenings per week: Monday to Thursday. The mode of delivery is the same across all campuses. In addition, students are also required to attend professional development sessions which aim to develop their academic, study and language skills to support their progress and attainment on their chosen course.

How you will learn

Whilst studying on this course you will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, field trips, practical sessions, workshops and guest speakers. You may also take part in a work experience placement during your studies. There will be opportunities to participate in a number of research projects and on field trips which are all directly linked to your programme.


Assessment is undertaken in many different ways, such as delivering a presentation, writing an assignment, analysing a case study, completing a portfolio of evidence, or writing reports. There are no formal examinations required for this course.

During your course of study we enable you to develop the managerial skills required for working in the travel and tourism sector. Whilst also further developing the transferable skills such as; team work, research skills, verbal and nonverbal communication, problem solving and analytical skills, which are required to work in the travel and tourism sector.

You will be required to do work in your own time, completing research, homework tasks or group work. Self-study is vital to your success on this course and lecturers will give you guidance throughout the year.

Where could this course take you?

Once you have successfully completed the course you can convert your HND into a degree by taking a one year top-up programme at a University, for example, a BSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Alternatively you could choose to move into the industry for example you could work at an airport; as cabin crew for an airline, within tour operations often overseas or in the UK; in marketing departments within tour operators or hotels; in travel agents or local authority tourism, plus there are also opportunities in Human Resource Management.

Course Fees
Tuition Fees£12000.00
Awarding Body Registration Fees**Additional awarding body registration fees may apply

*UK/EU students are financially supported by the Student Loans Company.

**Students are required to register with the Awarding Body within four (4) weeks of enrolment.

UKCBC is accredited by Student Finance England, and students applying for this HND Course may be applicable for tuition funding. Call us today and speak with one of our representatives for further details.