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Travel & Tourism Management

ATHE Level 4


Course Code: 603/

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Study Options: Distance Learning

Accreditation -ATHE

Qualification level: 4

Starting: January, March, June, July, October, November

Fees -TBC

About the Course

Travel and tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world, (partly due to the increase of international globalisation and business travel) and these qualifications are in response to the escalating demand for management skills coupled with sector specific knowledge. The ATHE Level 4 Diploma in Management for Travel and Tourism is a 60-credit qualification which requires learners to complete 3 core units and an additional optional unit. Key areas explored include the travel and tourism sector and its impact, as well as the communication and people management skills required of managers working in any sector. There is also a smaller qualification available which is a Certificate (30 credits).

Entry Requirements

Age: 19 + Entry profile: A GCE Advanced level profile with achievement in 2 or more subjects supported by 5 or more GCSEs at grades C and above Other related level 3 subjects An Access to Higher Education Certificate delivered by an approved further education institute and validated by an Access Validating Agency Other equivalent international qualifications Futher Documents High School / Diploma Transcript for none UK Curriculum Vitae International Passport/ Any form of ID 1 Academic/ Work Reference letter

Progression Routes

You can progress to the 2nd year of a bachelor degree from the ATHE Level 4 Extended Diploma in Travel and Toursim Management, or alternatively you can progress to an ATHE qualification at level 5. For information on ATHE university top-ups please see

Qualification Specifications

The Diploma is 600 learning hours, usually studied over 4.5 months to an academic year Graded ‘Achieved’ or ‘Not achieved’ Designed with support from universities Can be delivered in the classroom, by distance or by blended learning. Units

What you would learn

There are two different sized qualifications. If you study the 60-credit diploma then you must study all 3 mandatory units and select 1 optional unit. The certificate requires you to study the unit “The Travel and Tourism Sector” plus one of the other two mandatory units. To see the contents of each unit you can view th Qualification Specification. Mandatory Units

  • The Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Communication Skills
  • People in Organisations
Optional Units
  • The Management of Visitor Attractions
  • Passenger Transport Operations
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Tour Operations Management
  • Resort Management
  • Finance and Funding in the Travel and Tourism Sector
  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Applying Promotional Techniques
  • Customer Relationship Management

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