Industry engagement

Industry is placed at the heart of Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications. Throughout qualification development and validation, we work with industry experts to structure our qualifications to meet industry standards.

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We work with industry post-validation to further recognise our qualifications as high quality and career-focused; whether that be in the form of upskilling their own workforce with our qualifications or simply formally accepting the qualification as a part of the application process.

We are proud to have developed our Pearson BTEC Higher National inInternational Travel and Tourism Management with experts from large, global organisations, including: The Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality, Aardvark Events, the Marriot Hotel (Bexley Heath), Baglioni Hotels (Kensington), Different Snow, Discover the World, Tablet Catering, Novus Lexus Ltd, Liquid Chefs, Barsmiths Events and Smart Aviation. The representatives are able to help design our qualifications to equip learners with skills required by industry across the world.

Industry support and recognition

For years, employers have valued the skills and knowledge that BTEC Higher National students bring to the world of work. That is why students choose to study our programmes.

Specific companies and industry bodies that have made formal statements of support and/or actively hire BTEC Higher National students include CMI. You can find their statement below.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Students that complete the BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma in International Travel & Tourism Management are eligible for Foundation Chartered Manager status, awarded by CMI. As a member of CMI, students have access to a wide range of benefits and resources to support continuous professional development, at a reduced membership fee for the first 12 months.

In addition, Higher National centres can become CMI Recognised Partners, whereby learners will automatically be registered as a member of CMI for the duration of their programme. 

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