Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Fri 27 September 2019

Starts: 27/09/2019

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade 4 (grade C) or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as City & Guilds, BTEC, A Level or an Access course.

Applicants with extensive industry experience that can prove capable of working at Level 4/5 may also be considered.

All students who are non-native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English, must demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to IELTS 5.5; Reading and Writing must be at 5.5 or equivalent.

Who is the course for

This course is designed for individuals who are interested in developing a career in the travel and tourism industry.

Typical job roles related to the course are within airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators as well as the growing events and hospitality sectors. Individuals applying for the course should ideally be interested in progressing into a supervisory or management role in the future.

Course Content

The below units will be completed over the 2 years of the course:

  • The Contemporary Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Managing the Customer Experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Travel & Tourism Business Toolkit
  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries
  • Research Project
  • Tourism Consumer Behaviour and Insight.

Planned additional units include:

  • Visitor Attractions Management
  • Global Tourism Destinations
  • Marketing Essentials for Travel and Tourism
  • Global Events
  • Sustainable and Responsible Management
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Tourist Resort Management
  • Cruise Management.

The Pearson HND Level 5 Diploma in International Travel & Tourism Management is planned to support the development of knowledge and skills across a wide range of travel and tourism related subjects. As well as the opportunity to develop employability skills such as leadership and management, there is also the prospect of learning more about specific sectors such as special interest tourism and global events which have become more prevalent within the field in recent years.

As part of the course there is an optional residential study visit which allows learners the opportunity to explore examples of popular visitor attractions and observe the impact of tourism in a specific destination.

Study Methods

Usual delivery methods include lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, group work, presentations, guest speakers and educational visits. These will vary according to the units and their requirements however approximately 97% of the course is classroom based with the remaining 3% being residential study visits.

How is the course assessed

All units will be individually graded as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a certain grade for the unit you must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specification. You will be informed of all assessment criteria at the beginning of each new unit via the assignment brief.

Some units do require the completion of timed assessment activities which are done in exam conditions but there are a range of assessments for each unit which will be explained at the start of each unit. The course is 100% coursework with typical evidence including written reports and essays which will be submitted throughout the year.

Where next - Further Studies

The course offers you the opportunity to progress directly into the second or third year of a university programme. We have affiliated links with University College Birmingham, University of Brighton and Bucks New University and many learners have also progressed on to London based universities. Typical programmes include BSc/BA International Tourism Management and BA Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The course allows the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to gain employment in areas such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operations, airlines, airports, resort representatives and tourist attractions. Within these areas there will be opportunities to progress for example from hotel receptionist to front office manager.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

Students will attend college for 15 hours a week including 12 hours of lectures, 1 hour tutorial and 2 hours of assignment workshop/study skills sessions over three days. Students are expected to complete at least 15-18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments).

Staff profiles available within the course handbook but all staff have higher level qualifications in the relevant field and work experience related to their subject specialisms.

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

UCAS code: N810

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS has published providers on its Register and HCUC (Harrow College and Uxbridge College) has been registered since 10 December 2018. Please visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Last updated 4 January 2019


  • Home student: £5,180
  • Overseas student: £6,935

An optional visit / trip is available on the course, you do not have to participate in order to complete the qualification. The cost of the trip is £500 (this must be paid at enrolment), this is in addition to the fee stated above for this course.

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit www.ucas.com

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Careers Team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Fri 27 September 2019

Starts: 27/09/2019

Duration: 64 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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Uxbridge College has given me some of the best opportunities. The facilities are fantastic and I have the chance to go on multiple trips – I am off to Cyprus for one of my units - and the work experience opportunity allows me to venture out and see new areas of the industry. The mock cabin and other facilities for my course are very good. The college has helped me develop as a person and academically. The staff are amazing and there is help when you need it.