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Travel and Tourism (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 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'll gain the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality customer service and enhance your own employability.

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

  • HNC in Travel and Tourism (15 Credits Minimum, and A in Graded Unit 1).

Additional selection requirements

  • You will be invited to attend a course presentation and interview where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are 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

  • 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.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome