SCQF Level 7
Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Course Overview

Explore a career in the travel and tourism industry through this innovative HNC. This course is uniquely designed to prepare you for a wide variety of future roles such as; working in the airline industry or as a travel agent, tour operator or visitor attraction operator. You will discover dynamic employability skills and enhance your career prospects as you take a step towards a job in the sector. This course runs for 26-weeks from late August through to March; ensuring you are fully qualified in time to apply for a job during the peak tourism employment months.  

Please note that completion of this course will not allow you to progress onto the HND level. You will gain 12 credits when completing the HNC but 15 credits are needed to progress to HND year two. You can pick up a language course taught at Edinburgh College to make up the three extra credits if you wish.  


What You Will Learn
  • Working as Senior Air Cabin Crew
  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Structure and Organisation of the Travel and Tourism industry
  • Applying Marketing Principles in Travel and Tourism
  • Providing Information on the Scottish Tourism Product
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care
  • Employability in Travel and Tourism
  • Communication
  • International Tourist Destinations
Entry Requirements
  • Minimum 2 Highers at Grade C or above or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6 
  • Attitude and aptitude personal statement interview
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed through academic, role play and practical assignments throughout the year. 

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Travel and Tourism HND taught at Edinburgh College if you gain extra credits

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

  • Travel representative 
  • Cabin crew member 
  • Ground crew member 
  • Airport operations  
  • Tour operator  
  • Travel agent  
  • A role in customer service

Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Annual trip

​Every year students on the Travel and Tourism courses take a trip around Scotland with their lecturers...READ MORE

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