Travel and Tourism: An Introduction

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This 18-week travel and tourism course at SCQF Level 5 has been designed to give you an excellent introduction to the travel and tourism industry. This is an interactive and practical course designed to enhance your knowledge of tourist destinations and the different roles you could work in. Develop your excellent customer service skills as you discover dynamic employability skills and enhance your career prospects. This course ensures you are well prepared for further studies in this area which could lead to an exciting career in this growing sector. Edinburgh College has state-of-the-art facilities, including an aircraft classroom and airport check-in facitlities for you to gain hands-on experience in the industry.

Content: Tourist Destinations; Selling Skills; Skills for Customer Care; Travel and Tourism: Enhancing Skills for Employment; Airport Ground Operations: An Introduction; Resort Representation: An Introduction; Tour Guiding: An Introduction; Working as Air Cabin Crew; British Isles Tourist Destinations with a Scottish Context; Understanding Tourism in the Local Area; Information and Communication; Technology; Communication; Numeracy.

Entry Requirements

5 subjects at National 4 including English and Maths. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Successful completion of this course will allow automatic entry to January 2023 Travel and Tourism 18 week course and have the opportunity to study a selection of units at Level 6.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

20 weeks


Travel and Tourism

SCQF Level