Skills for Work
Travel & Tourism SCQF Level 5

Building your knowledge and skills in relation to the travel and tourism industry.


Why take this course?

This programme is designed to introduce you to some of the key skills and concepts involved in working in the travel and tourism industry. This course provides an excellent preparation for progressing towards study at a higher level or employment.

What you will experience

You will be given an overview of the industry and learn about the important skills and qualities identified by employers in the sector. You will develop transferable skills including customer service skills and you will investigate careers in the sector. You will also investigate travel and tourism in Scotland, the UK and the wider world.

Key facts

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but pupils should be prepared to work at SCQF Level 5 level and be committed to regular attendance to achieve the group award.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Whilst you are taking part in the course you will be required to:

  • Always be ready to start your class at the given time;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to learning and self–study;
  • Adhere to the School Pupils Code of Commitment.

Eating and drinking are not permitted in workshops and classrooms. Drinking water is available from water dispensers in the corridors within the College buildings.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Upon successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to one of the following full-time courses at North East Scotland College:


For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.


Please note that courses are subject to minimum viability levels. In the event of insufficient numbers of applications, courses may be withdrawn from the programme. Certain courses are arranged with schools working in a consortium arrangement – in such cases, pupils from consortium schools will be given priority in the allocation of places.