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Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Access to HN Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 6

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Travel and Tourism Level 6 National Certificate (NC) is an interactive and practical course designed to enhance your knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you could work in. 


Develop excellent customer service skills, discover dynamic employability subjects and enhance your career prospects. This course ensures you are well prepared for further studies in this area which could lead to an exciting career in this growing industry. 


One of the units: Travel and Tourism Study Visit, give students the opportunity to have a short European city visit and past locations have included Berlin, Seville and Belfast. You will attend guest lectures from the best in the travel business and learn about the job opportunities available in this growing sector.  

What you will learn

  • Travel and Tourism: Enhancing Skills for Employment
  • Skills for Customer Care
  • Travel and Tourism in the UK
  • Marketing in Travel and Tourism: An Introduction
  • Leisure and Business
  • Tourist Destinations
  • Travel Agency Procedures
  • Selling the Travel and Tourism Product
  • Travel and Tourism Study Visit
  • Sustainable Practices in Travel and Tourism
  • The Scottish Tourism Product: An Introduction
  • Air Travel: An Introduction
  • Travel Products and Services
  • Airport Ground Operations

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through practical and written assignments throughout the year. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 per week

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of six National 5s at grades A to C or equivalent of SCQF Level 5 (preferably to include English)  
  • Or relevant and comprehensive industry experience  
  • Or successful completion of SCQF level 5 Travel and Tourism course
Candidate must be proficient in the use of IT(Microsoft Word and Excel). Any applicant without a formal IT qualification will be asked to take an IT test as part of the interview process.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Candidates will be asked to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you 

  • IT test if candidates have no formal qualification in this area

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HNC/D Travel and Tourism 

Career options

  • Cabin crew 
  • Airport ground operations 
  • Visitor attraction advisors 
  • Tour guiding 
  • Resort representative 
  • Travel agent 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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