BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism Management (RQF)
Working in travel and tourism is not a typical nine to five job you may be in a position where you have to work long, unsociable hours; it requires stamina, dedication and resilience. The demand for high tech quality products and services, innovative and sustainable options, eco friendly practices and multi media engagement is significantly changing the travel and tourism industry.
The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism Management is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in travel and tourism. They provide a stimulating and challenging programme of study of the visitor economy that combines both subject knowledge across a range of multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks and industry experience that is both responsive to the interests and needs of students and employers.
Pathways within this qualification
This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry experts, universities, colleges and students to ensure that it is a programme that meets the needs of both today’s students and the industry’s future. To help our students develop in their chosen specialism, we developed a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:
- International Travel and Tourism Management
- Destination Management
- Events • Sustainable Management
- Tour Operations
- Innovation, Culture and Heritage
Please note this is a combination of pathways at both BTEC HNC and HND level. Colleges we work with may choose to deliver a selection of pathways which is why we suggest that you consult with your local college regarding exact options available to you.
Careers after a BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism Management
Some typical jobs after completing the HNC*
Some typical jobs after completing the HND*
|Destination Planning Officer; Tourism Development Officer’ Flight Operations Manager; Passenger Operations Manager; Travel Supervisor; Travel Assistant Manager; Corporate Travel Assistant Manager; Sustainable Tourism Officer; Visitor Attraction Assistant Manager; Events Co-ordinator; Events Planner; Destination Planning Officer; Tourism Development Officer.||Air Charter Manager; Aircraft Movement Manager; Airport Ground Handling Manager; Airline Operations Manager; Passenger Services Manager; Destination Manager; Events Manager; Events Project Manager; Visitor Attraction Manager; Curation and Interpretation Officer; Destination Manager; Learning Programme Manager; Operations Executive; Operations Support Manager; Group Operations Manager; Product Development Manager; Sales and Marketing Manager; Tourism Development Manager; Sustainable Development Tourism Officer; Eco- Lodge Manager|
*These are suggestions of the typical job roles related to this qualification at this level. Pearson does not guarantee employment upon completion, and you will have a responsibility to make sure that you meet the employer’s requirements.
Industry support and recognition
For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes. We are proud to have developed our BTEC Higher National in International Travel and Tourism Management with experts from organisations, including: The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, Aardvark Events, Discover the World, Tablet Catering, and Smart Aviation, to name a few.
Support while you study
As a BTEC Higher Nationals student you will have access to a specially designed range of digital resources, to ensure that you’ll have the best possible experience during your course. These are available on our free dedicated platform for Higher National students – HN Global.
You’ll be able to access free online learning to develop your study skills to support your higher education learning, and career development resources to support you with preparing for the real world. With HN Global, you can also participate within a community of other BTEC Higher National students from around the world, via online forums, to discuss anything relevant to your course.
Progression to university
We work with universities in the UK and around the world, explaining the content, structure and purpose of BTEC Higher National qualifications, so that the universities recognise your value and accept applications from you as a BTEC Higher National holder onto a degree programme. You can currently top-up your HNs to over 1500 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.
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Where to study BTEC HNs in International Travel and Tourism Management?
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