This course will develop your skills and knowledge in a range of sectors within the travel and events industry including airlines, airports, travel agencies, tour operations, music festivals, and event and wedding planning. You will have the opportunity to visit different visitor and event attractions and to participate in many college and external events.

Successful completion of this course will put you in a stronger position to progress to the next stage of your career, or to progress to Higher National level study.

The course will aid the development of transferable skills which are applicable to further study.

You will learn through a mixture of role play, practical work, and theory. You will be expected to participate and contribute in class and study outwith class as needed, including independent and self-directed study.

Assessment is through your coursework and reports, as well as both open and closed book assessments.

  • Digital skills
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Customer care
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Communication
  • IT skills
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Perseverance
  • Vocationally relevant employability skills
  • Knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you could work in
  • One year full-time
  • Events organisation
  • Sustainability
  • Event costing
  • Working as air cabin crew
  • Airport ground operations
  • UK and European travel destinations
  • Travel products and services
  • Selling the travel and tourism product
  • Enterprise
  • ICT and communication
  • One National 5 at C or above plus three other relevant National 5s
  • Intermediate Certificate: Tourism, Events and Customer Service (including 7 SQA units at SCQF Level 5 or above and including the Developing Skills unit)
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HNC: Events SCQF Level 7
  • HNC: Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 7
  • Events assistant
  • Event planner
  • Event co-ordinator opportunities within the hospitality/tourism industries
  • Airport ground staff
  • Travel consultant
  • Airline cabin crew
  • Hotel receptionist
  • Holiday rep
  • If practical training/visits is arranged, you will be required to make a contribution to the cost
  • Online application
  • Satisfactory personal statement
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise
  • In the case of Fife school leavers, the College will request a Transition Form from your school