Are you interested in tourism, new cultures and helping people to enjoy their leisure time? Travel and Tourism is a rapidly growing industry offering many career options and the chance to work with people of all ages and backgrounds. Visit England estimate that this year the domestic travel industry will see spending levels of £61.7bn, meaning the sector offers many unique employment opportunities.


Travel and Tourism is a popular choice here at HNC. We offer this course at three separate levels, and the qualification you opt for will be determined by your future career plans. 

As a full time study programme you’ll cover the topics of the 1 and 2 A Level equivalent qualifications along with additional topics to build your specialist skills and knowledge.

General entry criteria applies. 

Topics include:


- Customer service
- The cruise industry
- Work experience
- The UK as a destination
- Events, conferences and exhibitions

You’ll enjoy learning through a variety of experiences including group work, independent research, case studies, role plays, report writing, presentations and examination preparation. A range of trips and experiences are also available to destinations such as to Blackpool, Dublin and Flamingo Land.


To enhance your future employment prospects, you will have the chance to study additional qualifications such as Air Cabin Crew, Resort Representatives and Events Planning.

Assessment is through a combination of coursework and exam graded at Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. You will also be assessed in an externally examined unit for the world of Travel and Tourism and a controlled assessment on Global Destinations.

Despite the impact of the Pandemic, the Travel and Tourism industry remains one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world, and our students often pursue it at degree level or enter related employment. Our graduates have progressed to a hugely diverse range of opportunities within Tourism Management, Events and Hospitality, as Air Cabin Crew, and with a range of leading companies including Jet 2.

Our enrichment is extensive and includes: Level 2 Air Cabin Crew, Level 2 Resort Representative and Level 2 Event Planning along with guest speakers such as Leeds Beckett University, Jet 2 Careers, EasyJet and student alumni.

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Although Covid-19 has temporarily impacted the industry, this resilient and responsive industry is in recovery and preparing for a not too distant future when we are all able to enjoy our leisure time. Grant Thornton report that by the 2023 holiday season - just two years away - the sector is expected to be achieving revenues of 90% - 100% of pre-Covid-19 levels.

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