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Level 4 HNC International Travel and Tourism Management (Full-Time)

  • Duration

    1 Year (Full-time)

The HNC International Travel and Tourism Management programme is ideal for students wishing to work within the aviation and aerospace industry - one of the world's largest employment fields. Students firstly study the HNC International Travel and Tourism Management and then have the option to progress to the HND Level 5 course.

The programme can lead to a fascinating and rewarding career. With high demand for air travel, career opportunities are expected to increase. Course graduates could secure roles that range from aviation management to continuing their flight training to become a commercial airline pilot.

The Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) is at Level 4 (the same as the first year of a UK honours degree). It is an eight-unit qualification which involves studying five mandatory core subjects and a further three specialist subjects. The units have been selected to meet a broad range of local industry needs.

We have a strong focus on employability, and our training partners and professional connections can give students the chance to immerse themselves in the industry. Our close proximity to East Midlands Airport, along with other regional aviation partners, means students have the opportunity for networking, seasonal jobs and work placements where available.

At ASI Newark, students learn from skilled lecturers who have a high level of working knowledge, based on industry experience. Their teaching is designed to enable students to gain a deep insight into the latest trends and requirements of the aerospace and aviation sector.

As well as receiving interesting lectures and seminars, students are also supported by personal tutors, module leaders and course leaders. In addition, guest speakers often deliver sessions for students within ASI to enrich their learning. Previously we have welcomed speakers from Jet2, British Airways, EasyJet and East Midlands Airport.

Assessments are mainly by assignment with some testing in the analytical subjects. 

As part of the programme, students can choose to take an optional structured pilot training programme delivered by external partners at an additional cost that could lead to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL). More details can be found on the ASI webpage here.

UCAS Institution Code: L42       UCAS Course Code: N830

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institution Code and UCAS Course code above and click on the Apply Online at UCAS button.

  • The Contemporary Travel and Tourism Industry

  • Managing the Customer Experience

  • Professional Identity and Practice

  • The Travel and Tourism Business Toolkit

  • Leadership and Management for Service Industries (Pearson-set)

  • Managing Aviation Services

  • Passenger Transport Services

  • Human Resource Management

*Optional modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered.

A minimum of 48 UCAS Tariff points from:

  • GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level 

  • BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject

  • Access to HE Diploma

  • T Levels

  • Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher

  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification


  • GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

  • GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

*For mature applicants, some relevant industrial background may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs

EU and International Applicants

  • ENIC confirmed equivalent of 48 UCAS points

  • IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa

Students will study at the ASI Newark facility. Full-time, one year. Two and a half days per week.

It is expected that students complete between eight and 16 hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:

  • Practical assessments

  • Timed assessments

  • Coursework

  • Written assessments


The HNC is a qualification which is widely recognised in its own right and is designed to provide students with the skills required for employment in a range of associated professions. On successful completion of the course students may apply to continue at the college to study the HND International Travel and Tourism Management (Aviation). On successful completion of the HND course students can top up to degree level with our partner institution, Nottingham Trent University (*subject to validation).

Per Academic Year

  • Home Students - £8,000

  • International Students - £9,500

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

  • Scientific calculator - £20 (compulsory)

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Additional compulsory course costs may be able to be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

This course is validated by Pearson. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.

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