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Travel and Tourism (with option to study languages) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 2 years

26th Aug 2019, 2 years


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 will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality customer service and enhance your own employability.

The course lasts two years starting in August, but you can also leave after one year with an HNC Travel and Tourism.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Highers 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
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

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.

What you study

You'll study:

Year 1:
  • Structure of the Travel and Tourism Industry.
  • Applying Marketing Principles in Travel and Tourism.
  • International Tourist Destinations.
  • Digital Culture.
  • Retail Travel Practice.
  • Air Travel.
  • Language Options.
Year 2:
  • Influences on the Travel and Tourism Industry.
  • Planning and Sustainable Development in Travel and Tourism.
  • Tour Operations.
  • Visitor Attraction Operations.
  • Business Travel Operations.
  • Providing Information on the Scottish Tourism Product.
  • Senior Cabin Crew.

If the language option is chosen, you may also study French, German, Italian or Spanish.

After the course


This course prepares you for a career in travel and tourism with:

  • National Tourist Organisations.
  • Travel Management Companies.
  • Visitor Centres/Attractions.
  • Tour Operators.
  • Travel Agents.
  • Airlines.
  • Airport Ground Handling.
  • Foreign Exchange Services.

Continuing Study

  • Year three of BA International Business and Tourism Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Year three of BA Tourism Management at the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Other BA (Hons) courses at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde, University of Abertay and the University of the West of Scotland.


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.
  • Independent and Self Directed Study.

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

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  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome