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Higher Certificate in Travel & Tourism Management practice

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H.Cert. (Travel & Tourism Management practice) 

SAQA ID 103056

This programme is offered by Boston City Campus & Business College Head Office in the distance education mode, with all other Boston City Campus & Business Colleges operating as Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus & Business College branch countrywide.

This unique higher education qualification provides graduates with endorsement for admission to Bachelor’s degree study from the South African Matriculation Board, subject to their rules. 

Download the Fact Sheet for additional, detailed programme information.

MODULES

Semester A

  • Computer Literacy (HCLT101-1)*
  • Academic Literacy (HALP1181)**
  • Tourism Development (HTDP1181)**
  • Travel & Tourism Marketing (HTTM1181)**

Semester B

  • Tourism Destinations: Southern Africa (HTDS1181)**
  • Tourism Destinations: Southern Africa (HTDSA1181)**
  • Introduction to Accounting Practice (HIAP1181)**
  • Travel Industry Operations (HTOP1181)***
  • Work Integrated Learning (HWCTTMP1181)***

All modules are compulsory and must be passed.

*Assessment Strategy C (ASC): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as quizzes, will count fifty percent (50%) – twenty five percent (25%) each - towards the overall mark. A summative assessment in the form of a final exam (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark.

**Assessment Strategy 2 (AS2): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count fifty percent (50%) towards the overall mark. The summative assessment in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%).

**Assessment Strategy 3 (AS3): The formative assessment (FA1), also known as an assignment or test, will count forty percent (40%) towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark.

**Assessment Strategy 4 (AS4): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count fifty percent (50%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark.

**Assessment Strategy 5 (AS5): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments or tests, will count thirty percent (30%) - fifteen percent (15%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a final exam or capstone project (SA1), will count sixty percent (60%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count ten percent (10%) towards the overall mark.

***Assessment Strategy W (ASW): Formative assessments (FA1 and FA2), also known as assignments, will count forty percent (40%) - twenty percent (20%) each - towards the overall mark. Summative assessments in the form of a practicum, will count forty percent (40%), and a research or reflective essay (SA2) will count twenty percent (20%) towards the overall mark.


DURATION

Based on the credits and notional hours of this qualification, the minimum duration is two (2) semesters over a period of one (1) year, and the maximum duration is three (3) years. For more information see, Table overleaf.

 


OUTCOMES

On completion of the programme, graduates will have the necessary knowledge and practical skills required to:

  • Operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the foundational development of tourism, and the socio-economic and ecological impacts of the industry
  • Demonstrate knowledge about office automation, office equipment and its use in the tourism environment, and the important role automated equipment plays for the efficiency of a travel office
  • Understand the impact of effective communication, the scope of tourism and travel marketing planning, and appreciate the important role played by travel agencies in the global tourism industry
  • Analyse destinations/geography of both South Africa and Southern Africa in terms of its cultural heritage sites, museums, cultural villages, botanical gardens, national parks, modes of transport, and other noteworthy attractions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic accounting and how it relates to the travel and tourism industry


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum requirement for admission into the higher certificate is a:

  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate studies; or
  • National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V)), with English as one of the subjects passed and with endorsement for admission to Higher Certificate studies; or 
  • Prior to 2009, Senior Certificate with English as one of the subjects passed


PROGRAMME CATEGORY

BOSTON HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME

On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Higher Certificate in Travel & Tourism Management practice, NQF Level 5, SAQA ID 103056, minimum 126 credits from Boston City Campus & Business College

 

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