• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Travel and Tourism
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

Careers in travel and tourism are changing in line with the industry which is increasingly demanding more professional skills, attitudes and expertise in a sophisticated and competitive marketplace within the ‘digital economy’.  On this course, you will learn the skills that are needed to get an entry level role in the travel industry, working in airport ground operations, airlines, travel agents or with tour operators.

You will also develop excellent customer service skills, discover changing attitudes and skills in this sector to enhance your career prospects and ensure you are well prepared for higher level studies before embarking on your exciting career in this growing industry.

This course is supported by guest lectures from those who currently work in the travel sector to learn about the job opportunities available and you will  participate in external visits throughout the course to experience local and regional tourism. 

SCQF Level 6

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Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for:

  • 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?

Units may include:

  • senior air cabin crew
  • travel and tourism in the UK 
  • airport and ground operations
  • customer care and selling skills
  • an introduction to marketing
  • first aid
  • spanish
  • social media and communication services
  • business and leisure tourist destinations 
  • sustainable practices in travel and tourism

Next step course options

On successful completion of this course you may progress to:

  • HNC Travel and Tourism 
  • HND Travel and Tourism 

How will I be assessed?

Practical and written assessments throughout the course.

Why should I choose this course?

For those interested in the travel and tourism sector, this course is an excellent introduction to the industry. It is ideally suited if you wish to work in an exciting sector with opportunities to travel the world. This is a practical course designed to enhance your knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you could work in. This course also ensures you are well prepared for a dynamic and interesting  career,  supported by our excellent facilities, including an aircraft classroom for you to gain hands-on experience in the industry. 

Our multi-talented teaching team have significant industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in students and igniting a passion to succeed. 

This National Certificate at SCQF Level 6 provides a natural progression from the Level 5 Take off to Cabin Crew and Aviation course onto the one year HNC or two year HND in Travel and Tourism courses giving future opportunities to study Degree level international tourism. 

Where can this course lead?

Employment destinations may include:  

  • airports (check in operators), airlines (cabin crew), shipping, ferry and cruise companies
  • tourist boards
  • tourist information centres
  • visitor attractions
  • accommodation providers
  • travel agencies and tour operating firms (domestic, inbound and outbound)
  • destination management companies.


  • 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
  • Three National 5 qualifications at C or above, one of which must be English OR
  • NC in Travel and Tourism at SCQF level 5 OR
  • Other equivalent qualification 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 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.

Click here to find out more about fees, finance and funding options.

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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