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 with Pilot Studies 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). Details will be available once enrolled on the course.
Typical Course Structure
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
Students will study at Newark College before being transferred to the ASI Newark facility in 2024. Part-time, two years. One day per week.
It is expected that students complete between four and eight hours of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
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How to Apply
Applications for this course are processed through our Lincoln College portal. To apply for this course please click on the link below:Apply Online
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.
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
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:
- Practical assessments
- Timed assessments
- 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 - £4,000
- International Students - £5,500
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 can 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.
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Start Date:September 2023