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Travel And Tourism With Event Organisation - January Start NQ

(SCQF level 5)

Food, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study


Start Date

17th Jan 2022, 1 year


City Campus


This course will give you an introduction to a career in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Events industries.

It covers a wide range of subjects with specific industry related topics to develop your knowledge and skills.

This course runs for 6 months from January – June and is Level 5 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

· One National 5 qualification at Grade C or above AND three National 4 qualifications; OR

· Access to Hospitality and Events at SCQF level 4; OR

· Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

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 course will be made up from a range of Units, that cover all areas mentioned in the overview. Below are a few examples of what you can expect to learn about:

  • Activity Tourism
  • Local Tourism Knowledge
  • Travel & Tourism: An Introduction
  • Event Organisation
  • Customer Care
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Numeracy
  • Employability skills
  • Events Industry an Overview

After the course


This course will help you prepare for a career in the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Events industries. Employment opportunities within those industries include:

  • Passenger Service Agents
  • Travel Consultants
  • Resort Representatives
  • Event Organiser
  • Wedding Planner
  • Restaurant and Bar Service Persons

Continuing study

Successful students can progress on to:

Successful students can progress on to:

You could apply for the NQ Events, Hospitality, or Travel & Tourism

(Level 6) course or in exceptional cases HNC Events


How the course is taught

The course is taught using a variety of classroom activities to provide a basic and broad understanding of the Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Events industries. This unique course, will give you the opportunity to learn about all four sectors in the one qualification.

Some activities are lecturer led through presentations, discussions and videos, others rely on you working in teams to research, discuss, comment, present and participate in group discussions. On other occasions, you will work independently to carry out class tasks and assessments, further to direction from the lecturer.

A number of units within the course are practically based where you will plan, participate and deliver actual events. You may also prepare and serve a range of alcoholic beverages, learn Barista skills, visit local attractions, learn hospitality service skills, all within the college environment.

When learning about Travel & Tourism, you will visit and participate in an activity, learn about the types of information that tourists need to help them plan and participate in tourist activity. You will also learn the basics of customer care and develop competency in employability skills.

Assessment methods

· Reports.

· Observation.

· Role Play.

· Practical activities

Additional Information


Recommended a laptop for course use

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    17th Jan 2022
    End Date:
    17th Jun 2022
  • Location:
    City Campus