Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 5

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


Why take this course?

This two year 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.

This course offers a progression route from National 5 Travel and Tourism as it will enhance and expand the knowledge you already have.  If National 5 Travel and Tourism is not available at your school, this course offers you the opportunity to gain a related qualification.

What you will experience

You will be given an overview of the industry but will also study more specific areas such as tour guiding, customer service, marketing and airport ground operations. Another key focus is tourist destinations, so you will look closely at different exciting locations across Europe and the Mediterranean!

Key facts

Subject area

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but pupils should be prepared to work at National 5 level and be committed to 2 years of study if aiming 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


The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

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

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


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 In the event of insufficient numbers of applications, courses may be withdrawn from the programme.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.