• 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 aviation and tourism industry. It will develop knowledge and skills for employment in this 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 our multi-talented team who have significant industry experience with 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.

On successful achievement, you will receive a National Certificate in Travel and Tourism, SCQF Level 5 and have the opportunity to progress to further studies.

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 industry
  • working as cabin crew in our aircraft cabin classroom
  • airport and ground operations
  • selling skills and customer services
  • first aid
  • tour guiding
  • tourist destinations
  • sustainable tourism
  • activity tourism

Next step course options

On successful completion of this course you may progress to:

  • NC Travel and Tourism at SCQF Level 6

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 today, the aviation sector is growing with recruitment at a phenomenal level, and 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?

Employment opportunities include roles within: 

  • airlines and airports
  • cabin crew
  • customer services
  • tour guiding
  • travel agents
  • travel vloggers
  • resort representative


  • car rental firms
  • call centres, conference centres and organisers
  • coach companies

What are the entry requirements?

To join this course, you will need:

  • A genuine interest in travel and tourism
  • Two national 4 qualifications, one of which must be English 
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience

If English is not your first language, an interview to support your application may be beneficial.

What are the interview arrangements?

All applicants will be invited to attend a group interview and information session. 

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:

You may be eligible to apply for a bursary and/or childcare funding whilst attending this course.  Please contact the Funding Team for further information bursaries@slc.ac.uk. 

Full time course: 18 hrs per week over 3-5 days

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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