NSCG | HNC World of Travel and Aviation
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Course overview

The HNC in the World of Travel and Aviation course is taught by experienced industry professionals and aims to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in travel and tourism and adapt to a constantly changing world.

The course will equip you with specific travel and tourism skills, knowledge and the understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global travel and tourism environment. You will be given insight into the diversity of roles within the travel and tourism sector, recognising the importance of collaboration at all levels.

You will study the local, regional and global context of the travel and tourism sector and you will have oppportunities to address cutting-edge issues facing the indsustry, and society at largel; with particular emphasis on tourism production and consumption, sustainability and ethic, globalisation and intercultural dimensions, recognising the role that travel and tourism plays in addressing these issues.

What else do I need to know?

The course runs on a full-time basis over one year and is studied over two full days each week. There may be a possibility of studying this course on a part-time basis

What are the entry requirements?

Typically, you will need to have completed a relevant BTEC Extended Diploma course in a Travel and Tourism, Business, Events and/or Hospitality related subject, OR an A Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in more than one subject. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* - C (9-4). The College also welcomes applications from mature students and students with relevant experience but without formal qualifications. All prospective students will be interviewed and assessed individually.

How is it assessed?

Teaching, learning and assessment methods used to deliver this curriculum are designed to provide experience, reflection and the development of concepts which can then be explored. Teaching methods used vary according to the nature of each unit, but include formal lectures, individual research projects and student centred activities. There will be access to small group teaching with high levels of teaching hours and individual support in facilitating this programme.

What financial support is on offer?

There are two types of loans to help students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £27,295. If you earn less than that, you won’t have to repay anything. If you’re earning more than that, we’ll work out your repayments at 9% of your income over that amount. Maintenance loans are only available to students studying on a full-time basis. They are not available for students studying on a part-time basis. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the HNC course you can progress onto a HND course. On successful completion of the HND you could progress onto a ‘top-up’ degree at university. This courses will also equip you with the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the travel environment, at a supervisory or management level.

How do I find out more?

Please contact the Course Leader, Fran Hitchen: fran.hitchen@nscg.ac.uk

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