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Travel & Tourism (Skills For Work) HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course will give you the skills, knowledge and understanding to develop your career in the Travel and Tourism Industry. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality customer service and enhance your own employability through work placement.   

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • One Higher at Grade C or above (such as  English, Modern Studies, Languages, Business Management, Geography or History) AND three National 5 qualifications at Grade C or above including English; OR
  • NC at SCQF level 6 in a related subject; OR
  • NQ (minimum of 12 credits at SCQF level 6) in a related subject.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited to attend a course presentation where you'll get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

The subjects you'll study include:

  • Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry.
  • Applying Marketing Principles in Travel and Tourism.
  • International Tourist Destinations.
  • Creating a Culture of Customer Care.
  • Tour Guiding and Resort Representation.
  • Preparation for Employment in Travel & Tourism.

After the course


The HNC Travel & Tourism (Work Skills) focuses on preparing you for the transition into employment when the course is finished. During the HNC, you are encouraged to apply for jobs that begin after your course of study has concluded. Our Careers Advisors will be able to assist you to look for your dream job!

Continuing Study

This course is aimed at individuals who want to work in the Travel & Tourism Industry and therefore progression to HND is not possible. However, graduates can decide to return for one year to complete missing credits (charges apply) before returning for one further year to complete the full HND. 


How the course is taught

The course will be taught using a variety of different teaching methods such as:

  • Lectures.
  • Group Work.
  • Industry Visits.
  • Guest Speakers.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on an on-going basis using a variety of methods such as:

  • Presentations.
  • Closed Book assessments.
  • Reports.
  • Investigations.
  • Role Play.

Additional Information

Dress code

As the course is aimed at preparing you for the world of work, you may be asked to dress smart from time to time however, you may use the following points as a guide:

  • Casual dress for timetabled college days (classes).
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome