Travel and Tourism Management Diploma Level 6+
This course, which is validated by EDEXCEL/BTEC at Higher National Diploma level, is to prepare candidates for employment in the tourism industry or to progress to Higher Education in the areas of tourism or general management. It is structured to provide knowledge of the operational context within which tourism functions. This includes the history, structure, organisation and issues pertaining to tourism.
This is a two year full-time course. One day each week is assigned to industry work experience with additional block placements during each academic year.
Students will have the opportunity to complete a portion of this work experience in another European country, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
Specialist speakers from the Tourism Industry are invited to speak to the students, on a regular basis. Field Trips are organised by the College to allow students to assess the background of successful commercial tourist operations.
Assignments and projects are designed to be applicable and relevant to practical scenarios within the Tourism Industry.
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management
QQI Component Certificate: Tourism
Candidates should have attained a minimum of five passes in the Leaving Certificate to include English with one subject at higher level.
All candidates will be interviewed and should show a positive interest in pursuing a career in Tourism, good communication skills and have some experience in dealing with people.
On completion of this course students gain employment in areas such as airlines, hotels, tour operators, tourist offices, heritage centres, travel agencies.
Many graduates avail of the opportunity to further their studies to degree level in Ireland, Scotland or the U.K.
A significant number of universities such as DIT, ITT and NCI offer advanced entry to students who hold the Higher National Diploma.
Nicola Mc Kinley graduated from Inchicore College with a Higher National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management. She gained entry to the 3rd year of the BA Tourism Management Degree in Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh.
Nicola graduated from Queen Margaret in August 2011 with a BA ( hons) in Tourism Management. She is currently working as a Tourism Services Advisor with “Visit Scotland” and hopes to progress to a strategic managerial role within that organisation.