BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism Management (RQF)

BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism Management (RQF)

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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 - but it can be so rewarding. 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 industry, as well as what you would expect to achieve throughout your course. To help our you develop in your chosen specialism, there are a number of pathways, some of which are listed below:

  • Brochure download buttonInternational Travel and Tourism Management
  • Aviation
  • 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.

We also work with professional organisations to support recognition to further education or membership:

  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI): Students who successfully complete BTEC Higher Nationals in International Travel and Tourism are eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager status, awarded only by CMI. Learn more.


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. We currently have agreements to top-up HNs to over 1200 degrees worldwide and we continue our work to grow this number.

Visit our Pearson Degree Finder to find all the current articulations.


Where to study BTEC HNs in International Travel and Tourism Management?

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