Travel, Tour Guiding and Tourism

West College Scotland


Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


This course covers an introduction to a range of careers from travel agents, airline reservations, to resort representatives with an emphasis on Airport Ground Operations. The airport ground operations part of the course focuses on working at an airport as check-in staff and has direct links to employment at Glasgow airport.

You'll learn about:
An introduction to airport ground operations; Swissport airport procedures; Air and surface travel;
European and Mediterranean tourist destinations; Resort representatives; Travel agency practice; Customer service skills in travel and tourism; Cabin crew an introduction; Local and International Tour Guiding.

During the airport ground operations part of the course you will learn about the work involved in becoming check-in staff at Glasgow airport and on successful completion can be put forward for an interview with Swissport.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5. Entry by interview.

Progression Routes

HNC Travel and Tourism

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Travel and Tourism

SCQF Level