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Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Tourism with English

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This Tourism with English course at SCQF level 5 is designed for those interested in a career in tourism and if your first language is not English. The tourism industry is an evolving sector and job opportunities are continuing to grow. This course will improve your English language level whilst giving you knowledge of the travel and tourism sector. Tourism with English will ensure you are qualified to apply for further study courses of tourism at a higher level. You will take part in an interesting programme of visits to tourist attractions all over Edinburgh and gain first-hand experience in this growing and innovative sector. There will be guest lectures from the best in the travel business where you will make essential industry connections. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit your IELTS exam to a 5.5 standard. 

What you will learn

Your studies will include a range of NQ National 5 units including:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • An Introduction to Travel and Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Selling Skills
  • Resort Rep
  • Tourist Destinations and the Scottish Tourism Product
  • Customer Care
  • Airline and Airport Operations

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through a mix of SQA, practical and written assignments throughout the year. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of 5 passes at National 4 and two passes at National 5 in relevant subjects.
  • Or a minimum of five passes at SCQF level 4 and two passes at SCQF level 5 in relevant subjects.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked

English Proficiency Requirements

ESOL Intermediate 1/National 4 SQA or above or equivalent 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Access to HN Travel and Tourism
  • Access to HN Events and Hospitality

    Career options

    • Tour guide
    • Travel agent

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration
    Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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