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Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Travel and Tourism HND

Campus Granton Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

This 2-year HND in Travel and Tourism is a diverse course designed to give you the essential knowledge and skills required to work in the industry and make crucial connections with industry professionals through our range of guest speakers. Upon completion, you will be qualified for further study of travel and tourism at a university level. 

We offer two different options for HND year 1:

  • Granton campus offers a course designed for students wishing to explore the airline industry as you will study Senior Air Cabin Crew and Airline and Airport Operations.
  • Sighthill campus offers a course designed for students wishing to further their studies in tourism  

What you will learn

Year 1:

  • Visitor Attraction Operations
  • Structure 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
  • International Tourist Destinations
  • Tour Guiding and Resort Representation

Year 2:

  • Influences on the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Food Tourism and Culture
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Tour Operations
  • Planning and Sustainability in Travel and Tourism
  • Marketing Planning in Travel and Tourism
  • Visitor Attraction Management
  • Scottish Niche Markets in Travel and Tourism

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed through academic, role play and practical assignments throughout the year. 

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week

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

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

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

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

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  
  • BA (Hons) Hospitality Management, year 3 entry at University of Highlands and Islands 

Career options

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

Study Options

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

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