SCQF Level 8
Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Course Overview

Explore a career in the travel and tourism industry through this innovative HND. Get an in-depth insight into the travel and tourism industry, develop your knowledge of tourist destinations and enhance your great customer service skills. This course will prepare you for a rewarding career in travel and tourism or higher education. Edinburgh College has state-of-the-art facilities and you will use aircraft simulation programmes in order to gain hands-on and practical experience in the industry. You will attend guest lectures from the best in the travel business and learn about the abundance of job opportunities available in this growing sector. 

What You Will Learn

  • Visitor Attraction Operations Structure 
  • The 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 
  • Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness 
  • IT and Communication 
  • Retail Travel Practice 
  • Air Travel 
  • International Tourist Destinations 
  • Digital Culture 
  • Senior Air Cabin Crew Airline and Airport Operations 
  • A Modern Language (Spanish, French, German)

Entry Requirements
  • For Year 1: Minimum two Highers at minimum Grade C or relevant NC pass at SCQF Level 6
  • For Year 2: Pass all 15 credits available at HNC Level
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. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you 

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Second or third-year entry on to BA (Hons) Tourism Management at Edinburgh Napier University 
  • Third-year entry on to BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management at Queen Margaret University  

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities

  • Resort representative 
  • Cabin crew member 
  • Ground crew member 
  • Airport operations 
  • Tour operator 
  • Travel agent 
  • Customer service agent 

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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