Thanks to Pearson’s commitment to keeping HND qualifications on the cutting edge of employer requirements, the education provider has updated the BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management for September 2018. The new course, The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in International Travel and Tourism Management, builds on the successes of the previous qualification and delivers a new syllabus that reflects the changing demands on the tourism industry’s workforce. As with all HND qualifications, students will learn both the practical skills needed for work and the academic skills required to continue to higher levels of study.
The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in International Travel and Tourism Management – New Input from Professional Bodies and Institutions
Various professional institutions worked alongside Pearson to create the new qualification, including the Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, Manila University (Philippines) and Smart Aviation. The new insights provided by these renowned institutions will result in more professional and academic choices for graduates. New modules include aviation and aviation management, destination management and innovative cultural and heritage management.
A New Focus on Global Tourism
In an increasingly globalised world, the need for students to understand culturally significant factors has never been higher. Students will graduate with the ability to assess local, regional and global markets in preparation for a wide range of careers across various locations around the world.
In addition to understanding the local, regional and global context of the tourism industry, students will focus on past, current and future-defining industry trends and the major issues the sector faces. Likewise, sustainability and ethics are becoming increasingly important drivers for consumer decisions, and students will consider the industry’s role in shaping consumer behaviour.
Is the International Travel and Tourism HND Qualification Right for Me?
The course is delivered through applied learning and blends academic assessments with practical education. The HND in International Travel and Tourism Management is a logical next step for those who have achieved a BTEC Level 3 in a related subject.
The practical content of the course has been created alongside professionals working in the industry, meaning graduates will find they are well prepared for a number of roles in the sector. Likewise, those looking to continue their education after graduating from the HND in International Travel and Tourism Management will find a number of higher education institutions that offer one-year top-up degree programmes. In just three years, students can achieve two unique higher education qualifications, often for significantly less than a bachelor’s degree.
Interested in hearing more about the new International Travel and Tourism HND? Speak with an HND Insider course advisor today for more information. Alternatively, you can read Pearson’s full course breakdown.