• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This course provides a solid foundation for working in the industry. It will develops knowledge, skills and employment in the aviation sector including cabin crew roles, airport and ground operations and customer service.

Working in travel and tourism opens up a world of opportunities including the aviation sector. This course will help you get started in an industry in which there will be plenty of job opportunities in Scotland, the UK and further afield. You'll be taught by lecturers who have worked in the industry for airlines such as British Airways, Emirates and Jet2. You'll learn what you need to progress into further study or opportunities in the travel and tourism sector.

Other areas that will be developed whilst studying an introduction to the travel and tourism industry, customer service skills, selling skills, first aid and many more which will  assist with progression to the next level of study or employment.

You will learn in an our purpose-built cabin room and have the chance to take part in college and external events.

You will achieve a National Certificate in Travel and Tourism.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for a wide range of applicants including:

  • school leavers
  • adult returners to education
  • individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • people who wish to take their first steps into the industry

What will I study?

 You'll learn through group work, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

  • an introduction to the Travel and Tourism 
  • working as cabin crew in a mock cabin environment
  • airport and ground operations
  • selling skills
  • customer service
  • first aid
  • tour guiding
  • tourist destinations
  • sustainable tourism
  • activity tourism
  • employability skills

Next step course options

Direct entry to:

  • NC Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 6
  • Cabin Crew and Tourism Operations

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing written and practical assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

Since Covid19 the airline industry was impacted by the effects of border closures and a 97% decrease in international flights.  Once borders opened back up we have seen a huge regeneration of the aviation industry, with many employees leaving the industry therefore, leaving a number of fantastic opportunities in this sector.

Fast forward to 2023, the aviation sector is in recovery and as a result, recruitment has been phenomenal with airlines holding huge recruitment drives and offering bonuses on successful completion of training.

This course will provide the skills and knowledge to prepare students for the 6 weeks new entrant course with a variety of airlines including, low cost, charter and scheduled airlines.  With a realistic mock cabin environment and cabin crew uniform provided, all students will have the most authentic experience.

In order to prepare for working in the travel and tourism industry there are a variety of units that can transfer to different roles within the sector, and we prepare students for interviews to ensure maximised success.

Where can this course lead?

There are opportunities in and roles as the following: 

  • cabin crew
  • customer service roles in aviation
  • customer service roles in travel and tourism
  • tour guiding
  • tour operations 
  • travel agents
  • travel vloggers
  • resort representative

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • Two National 4 qualification(s) preferably Communication and Numeracy
  • equivalent recognised qualification
  • adult returners with relevant work experience 
  • if English is not your first language, an interview to support your application may be beneficial

What are the interview arrangements?

Offers made will be based on your application.  Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be invited for an individual interview. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 28/08/2023 Duration 1 year
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