Travel and tourism is a diverse and vibrant industry with vast employment opportunities regionally, nationally, and internationally. This course will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in this exciting industry. You will also have the opportunity to use our state of the art training cabin.

The course will aid the development of transferable skills which are applicable to further study and improve the skills and knowledge required to provide high quality customer care and enhance employability.

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

Over the duration of the course, you will gain a better understanding of planning work needed as part of an events/travel and tourism team, and that would be required to set up your own business. Assessment is through your coursework and reports, and 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
  • Synthesise information
  • Resilience
  • Motivation
  • Independent learning skills
  • One year full-time
  • Structure of the travel and tourism industry
  • Tour guiding and resort representation
  • Applying marketing principles
  • Working as senior air cabin crew
  • Airport ground operations
  • International tourist destinations
  • Organising an event
  • Visitor attraction operation

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above, preferably in English, Modern Studies, or a Business related subject, plus four National 5s at Grade C or above
  • Advanced Certificate: Tourism with Events (to include 12 SQA units at SCQF Level 5 above including Communication and Numeracy, as well as the Developing Skills unit)
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • Visit Scotland opportunities
  • Tour guide
  • Travel agent
  • Tourist board
  • Historic Scotland opportunities
  • Tour operator
  • Attraction providers
  • National Trust opportunities
  • If practical training/visits are arranged, you will be required to make a contribution to the cost
  • Online application
  • 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