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Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Travel and Tourism: An Introduction (SCQF 5)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This 18-week travel and tourism course at SCQF Level 5 has been designed to give you an excellent introduction to the travel and tourism industry. This 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, and employability skills to improve 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 sector. Edinburgh College has state-of-the-art facilities, including an aircraft classroom and airport check-in facilities for you to gain hands-on experience in the industry. 

What you will learn

  • Skills for Tour Guiding
  • Working as Air Cabin Crew
  • Culture of Scotland
  • UK Tourist Destinations
  • First Aid
  • Delivering Customer Excellence
  • Communication and Numeracy Skills

How the course is assessed

We will use a combination of:

  • Roleplays
  • Practical activities
  • Tests and quizzes
  • Written reports

You will be continually assessed through practical and written assignments.

Number of days per week

  • Three full days per week - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Entry requirements

  • A minimum requirement of five National 4s to include English & Mathematics or Communications and Numeracy or equivalent.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

You will be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more information about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you for a video meeting.

English Proficiency Requirements

Minimum 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

Progression and Articulation Routes

Successful completion of this course will allow automatic entry to January 2023 Travel and Tourism 18 week course and have the opportunity to study a selection of units at Level 6.

Career options

  • Travel agent
  • Tour operator
  • Cabin crew
  • Airport ground staff
  • Visitor attraction posts 
  • Tour guide
  • Holiday resort rep

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 29/08/22 20 Weeks

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