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First Teaching from September 2018First Certification from 2019Qualification GuidePearsonHigher Nationals inInternational Travel &Tourism ManagementLevelBTECHigherNationalCertificateBTECHigherNationalDiplomaLevel
Introducing your new PearsonBTEC Higher Nationals inInternational Travel and Tourism ManagementBTEC is the world’s most successful and best-loved applied learning brand,engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for morethan thirty years.Pearson BTECs are work-related qualifications for students taking their firststeps into employment or those already in employment and seeking careerdevelopment opportunities. Pearson BTECs provide progression into theworkplace either directly or via study at university and are also designedto meet employer’s needs. Pearson BTEC Higher National qualificationsare therefore widely recognised by industry and higher education as theprincipal technical professional qualification at Levels 4 and 5.What’s new?For your new Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications, we are building on whatyou’ve told us you value most:Essential subject knowledgeneeded by travel and tourism students to progresssuccessfully into further study or to the world of work or continued employment;A simplified structurestudents undertake a substantial core of learning,required by all students, with limited specialism in the Higher National Certificate,building on this in the Higher National Diploma, with further specialist andoptional units linked to their specialist area of study;Six specialist pathwaysIn addition to a general pathway there are six specialistpathways at Level 5 so there is something to suit each student’s preference forstudy and future progression plans;Refreshed contentthat is closely aligned with professional bodies’, employers’and higher education needs for a skilled future workforce;Assessments that consider cognitive skills(what students know) along withaffective and psychomotor skills (what they can do and how they behave);An assessment strategythat supports progression to Level 6 studies and alsoallows centres to offer assessment relevant to the local employers, therebyaccommodating and enhancing different learning styles;Learning outcomesmapped against professional body standards whereappropriate;Unit-specific grading and Pearson-set assignmentsRobust quality assurance measuresthat serve to ensure that all stakeholders(e.g. professional bodies, universities, employers, centres and students) can feelconfident in the integrity and the integrity and value of the qualification.The Pearson BTEC HigherNational Certificate (HNC) is atlevel 4 (the same as the first yearof a UK honours degree).The Pearson BTEC HigherNational Diploma (HND) is at level4 and level 5 (the same as the firsttwo years of a UK honours degree).

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