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Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Travel and Tourism (SCQF 5)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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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.  There is a selection of units which will be studied at level 6. This is an interactive and practical course designed to enhance your knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you could work in, develop airline and airport 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

  • Understanding tourism in the local area
  • Selling skills
  • First aid
  • Working as Air Cabin Crew
  • Airport Ground Operations
  • Holiday Representation
  • Tourist Destinations

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 and 2 National 5s

English Proficiency Requirements

 Minimum 5.5 IELTS or equivalent

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Successful completion of this course will allow you to apply in August for Access to HN Travel and Tourism 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 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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