Travel & Tourism with ESOL SCQF Level 5

This course is designed for speakers of other languages who want to work in the travel and tourism industry.


Why take this course?

This course is designed for speakers of other languages, and will introduce you to some of the key skills and concepts involved in working in the travel and tourism industry. The course acts as excellent preparation for progressing towards study at a higher level or employment, as it will help to strengthen your command of the English language.

What you will experience

You will study everyday ESOL within the workplace, as well as the travel and tourism industry as a whole. You will also look at more specific areas within the industry such as tour guiding, customer care, marketing, airport ground operations and European and Mediterranean tourist destinations!

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Key facts

Mode of study
Where you can study
1 Year
Subject area

Entry requirements

Applicants should ideally have four National 5 units (intermediate 2) or a mix of four National 4/5 qualifications to includes Maths and English. If applicants have National 4 (Intermediate 1) qualifications only, they are unlikely to be accepted.

Applicants must have a pre-intermediate ESOL qualification. International students will be assessed for entry requirements prior to interview.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses at North East Scotland College: 


Employment opportunities are available in transport, retail, tours, hospitality, customer service and more. Common roles include: 

  • Air Hostess/Air Host
  • Airport Staff
  • Cruise line worker
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel Agent

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


Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.