Higher Education, Full Time

This course aims to give students the theory and practice of working within the travel and tourism industry at management level. It will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills for successful employment in the travel and tourism industry. It will also develop your transferable and interpersonal skills necessary for the modern work-place.

Course details

Students will study sixteen units over 2 years, undertaking units to make up a minimum of 240 credits. Year 1 Travel and Tourism Sector (Core) Tourist Destinations Hospitality Provision in the Travel and Tourism Sector Visitor Attraction Management Finance and Funding in Travel and Tourism Sector (Core) Human Resource Management for Service Industries Marketing in Travel and Tourism (Core) Travel and Tourism Entrepreneurs Year 2 Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism (Core) Special Interest Tourism The Developing Manager/Research Proposal (Core) Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management Research Project (Core) Sustainable Tourism Development (Core) Legislation and Ethics in the Travel and Tourism Sector (Core) Incoming and Domestic Tourism Throughout the units, you will learn about the history of travel and tourism and the influence of governments and international agencies; gain an understanding the use of management accounting and funding for the business of tourism; learn about the principles of management, gaining skills to review your own management potential, as well as the principles behind marketing and the role of a marketing manager. You will learn about the current issues, trends and impacts in developing travel and tourism and the sectors responses to change and gain an understanding of the skills and characteristics needed to become and entrepreneur and gain an understanding of the help available to be able to prepare a business start-up plan.

Entry guidelines

You must meet one of the entry criteria below:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma/ Extended Diploma
  • 2 A levels grade C or above in an appropriate subject. Student may be asked to take and assessment in English and/or maths and provide references from their last educational institution or from their employer. All applicants will be subject to an interview, which will include a hand written task. Students will be considered onto the course with relevant professional qualifications or industry experience.

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Assessment is on all the unit modules studied both core and specialist. There are 2-4 assignments in each unit module. Students will be assessed continually throughout the course, through assignments, classroom exercises, role play, individual and group work. Timetables of study and assessment calendars are available in the course's handbooks, which are distributed following enrolment.

Additional Information

Applications for this course are normally made via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) at www.ucas.com You will need to indicate the following for this course:

UCAS Institution code: W73 (Wirral Met College)
Course code: N800

This is a vocational course and students will be expected to take part in all activities during the year. There will be a residential cost which will be discussed upon interview, this is usually around £200.00 and can be paid monthly by direct debit or in one lump sum if you are in receipt of student loans. Further information about the course's specification can be found via Pearson's website.

Where can I progress to?

HND is recognised as a sound basis for many professional and managerial positions in the related industries. Students with a merit/distinction profile are often accepted on a BA (hons) related course at a number of universities in the UK. This is known as a 'top-up' degree (Entry to year 3 UK universities). 'Top-up' degrees are of one year duration, entering onto the final year of the full time undergraduate BA Honours degrees. Acceptance to a university programme is at the discretion of the individual university.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).