Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC International Travel and Tourism Management

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The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry-backed training which will prepare you for progression onto further studies or into the Internation travel and tourism market.

Introductory course information

Award: Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC International Travel and Tourism Management 

UCAS Code: KC17

Location of study: Kingston College (Kingston Hall Road) 

Awarding body: Pearson.

Course duration: 1 year (full-time)

Academic year dates:  September 2020 - July 2021 

Part time study:  N/A

Days of the week: You will be expecting to attend college for two days a week. Currently the days for this Academic year are Tuesday and Wednesday but these may change for next year.   

Work placements: There is no credited work placemnet built into this course.

Timetables: Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. 

Course leader: Alex Humm-Progamme Leader of HE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0208 268 3191  

Entry Requirements

32 UCAS points from: Subject/level: BTEC Level 3 in Travel and Tourism or 2 A-levels at C grade or above plus five GCSEs at grades A*-C to include English and Maths, or an alternative level 2 qualification in Numeracy and Literacy. Mature learners with no formal qualifications, but with industry experience will be considered on a case by case basis. We welcome applications from international students with equivalent and IELTS 5.5.

Mature students with relevant experience may also be considered  

 

Additional requirements

References from an official email address (ie. NOT Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) This can be from your previous institution if you were a student in the last 4 years or from a line manager if you are currently working.

Suitable applicants will be invited to interview, where they will be required to further demonstrate their suitability for the course by talking through their portfolio/auditioning.

 

Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience

If you do not have the required qualifications, it may be possible to gain entry to the course. For example,  those with relevant performance experience may also be considered for accreditation of prior learning.

If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another higher education institution, you may be able to enter the course at level 5 or level 6.  For further information, please visit our Credit Transfer page [link]. Other qualifications and relevant work experience may also count for academic credit. Further information is available at our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

International Students

Suitable applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa will be contacted by our International and Compliance Officer, who will guide you through the process. These are the courses available for Tier 4 students.

Course Overview

The dedicated professional lecturing team offer industry-backed training which will prepare you for progression onto further studies or into the Internation travel and tourism market.

Module/Unit Information

Students will study a mix of mandatory and optional units. These are at Level 4 and are a minimum of 120 credits in Size

Mandatory/core units include:

  • The contemporary Travel & Tourism Industry
  • Managing the customer experience
  • Professional Identity and Practice
  • The Travel & Tourism business toolkit
  • Leadership & management for service industries

 

And optional units which may include:-

  • Global tourism destinations
  • Managing conference & events
  • Visitor attraction management

Teaching and Learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures and practicals. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard equipment and have access to labs and library facilities throughout your course.

 

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

 

Assessment

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark;

All assessment are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. The course work will be based on e.g. practical write ups.

 

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

 

Summary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This is for the KIS information- this section will be completed in September when further training on the underlying calculations will be available.  Please do not complete this now, a spreadsheet will be circulated nearer the time with the required format. A detailed version will still be required for all programme specifications. The detailed version includes tutorial time/timetabled and compulsory trips etc.

 

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Link

 

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, demonstrators and technical officers.

Course Costs and Financial Support

Fees: For the academic year 2020-21 the tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK/EU students: Full-time £5,625
  • Overseas/International students: Please contact HE Admissions

Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-­‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance
  • BTEC registration fee  

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

 

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.

Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.

Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.

Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.

Accommodation and costs-standard text already completed.

Progression

Students who pass the HNC course will be given the opportunity to progress to the HND course, which can lead to a BA (Hons) in Tourism Management (at a partner university). Alternatively, students may wish to enter employment within the industry.

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