BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism

Studying BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism will give you the skills, insights and confidence to start your career and tackle the industry’s challenges. This course prepares you to become an effective manager in the tourism sector – whilst delivering a range of transferrable business skills.This course develops a critical understanding of tourism and business management to meet the changing demands of society and the economy. This degree will prepare students with a solid grounding in the industry, and a set of current, relevant skills. When they finish students will have the confidence to tackle any career in tourism.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Business and Tourism course addresses basic management practices and procedures as well as the specific tourism management knowledge and skills essential to the industry. It will introduce you to the concept of the visitor economy as well as different industries that form part of the global tourism industry such as airlines, cruise lines, casinos and destinations. The Tourism Management bachelor course will prepare you for an exciting and varied career in the tourism industry.

As one of the largest and fastest growing industries, the demand for individuals who can bring fresh ideas, think analytically and provide novel insights into tackling business problems in tourism continues to grow.

The programme has been developed to give students the key business skills needed for a successful career in this sector.  There is a particular focus on the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry, these include sustainability, ethical tourism and diverse competition.  Designed to unlock your potential by enhancing both your commercial awareness and specialist subject knowledge you will study the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental significance of tourism. You will develop your knowledge of the world’s fastest growing industry on a degree designed to empower you with the skills and experience to balance changing customer demands and increasing high levels of the service expected, with fresh ideas, sustainable schemes and novel marketing plans.

This degree is designed for those who wish to follow a similar pattern to the tourism management programme but wish their degree title to reflect the emphasis given to additional core modules in business and management.

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates:  January / May / September;

The Travel and Tourism degree will equip you with skills sought after by travel and tourism companies and help you to gauge an understanding of international tourism business. You will develop strong business management and communication skills, broadening your job prospects. You can aim for a job in travel, tourism or hospitality management, marketing and customer services.

You can further your career in professions such as:

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  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

  • Business Environment
  • Business Skills
  • Economics for Business
  • Business Finance
  • Tourism Knowledge and Field Work
  • Fundamentals of Tourism
  • Foundations of Management for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Tourism Environments and Tourist Behaviour

Year 2

  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Principles and Practice of Marketing
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Knowledge and Field Work
  • Career Investment Programme 1
  • Foundations of Management for Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Tourism Environments and Tourist Behaviour

 Year 3

  • International Tourism Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Crisis and Disaster Management in the Hospitality, Tourism and Events Industry
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Honours Project

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

We’ll assess your progress through a variety of methods from coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to part take in on-going problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). All assignments are designed with your career progression in mind and give you opportunities to develop and improve transferable skills employers look for.

Progression

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds                                                                                                         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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HND Travel and Tourism Management

HND Travel and Tourism Management | The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management offers those who have an interest in the dynamic world of travel and tourism and hospitality and events management, an opportunity to explore the sector and develop the skills required to work in this competitive industry. Developed in consultation with tourism and hospitality sector employers, the HND is a specialist work-related programme of study, covering the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in today’s tourism industry.

What Travel and Tourism Management offers you

Travel and tourism remains one of the Country’s most popular industries. The sector has always been welcoming able and confident candidates to many work opportunities in the recent past. The course combines wide-ranging subject areas with detailed insights into key areas of operation. Learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a manager and leader in a Travel and Tourism organisation.

Level 5 HND Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to ensure employability in the travel and tourism industry. Students completing the course work in retail and business travel, for airlines or at the airport, in hotels and for tour operators both in this country and overseas. The course is a logical step towards a managerial position within the industry and a BA Honours degree.

The HND Travel and Tourism Management course also provides the perfect starting point for greater academic achievements, with progression opportunities to a full honours degree and better employment opportunities. Travel and tourism is a dynamic industry incorporating a wide range of sectors that offer a variety of career paths. As the industry matures, specialist knowledge of the various sectors has become the key to success and consequently a proactive approach to learning is adopted with a business development focus throughout. The course is linked to professional body requirements, and offers a strong, sector related emphasis on practical skills development alongside the development of knowledge and understanding.

Course Length:  2 years;
Start dates:  February / July / October;

Direct entry into employment offers the potential for progression into a wide range of positions in tourism or hospitality organisations, within both the private and public sectors.

Employment in management positions in travel, tourism and hospitality organisations such as hotels, travel agencies, tour operations, airlines, airports, resort representatives and tourist attractions.

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) or relevant work experience;
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language;
  • An interview with the college is compulsory prior student registration.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Year 1

The Travel and Tourism Sector

Marketing in Travel and Tourism

Contemporary Issues in Travel and Tourism

Tourist Destinations

Tour Operations Management

Heritage and Cultural Tourism Management

Hospitality Provision in Travel and Tourism Management

Finance and Funding in the Travel and Tourism Sector

 

Year 2

Finance and Funding in Travel and Tourism Sector

The Developing Manager

Employability Skills

Personal and Professional Development

Legislation and Ethics in the Travel and Tourism Sector

Sustainable Tourism Development

Human Resource Management for Service Industries

Research Project

* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

Assessment

Assessment is based on assignments, typically one assignment per unit. These assignments will vary and include a mix of formal reports, presentations and practical tasks, but there will be no formal exams.  You won’t have to write any exams during your HND; instead you will focus on gaining practical, applicable skills through real-world case studies and group and individual assignments.  Learners are assessed using a variety of methods, including group work, tutorials, lectures, seminars presentations, role play and case study analyses, written assignments. All units will be individually graded as ‘passes, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. To achieve a full qualification you must pass all 8 units to achieve the higher certificate and all 16 units to achieve the higher diploma.

Progression

The HND in Travel and Tourism Management is a two-year full-time higher education course, providing natural progression onto further higher education courses. The HND in Travel and Tourism Management can be extended to a full degree (Bachelor) by undertaking a third year degree (Top-Up) at university in a related field of Tourism and Hospitality.

Self-Funding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

Government Funds – Student Finance England 

This programme has been designated by the UK government for Student Finance, which means that UK/EU students may apply for Student Loans. If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student, you can apply for funding from the government. You do not have to pay your tuition fees up front if this is your first degree – you can get a tuition fee loan to cover your full course fees. You may be eligible for maintenance loan and some extra support as well, depends on your circumstances. You only start to pay back your student loan after you finish studying and are earning over £25,000 a year.

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