Tourism with English

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


Tourism with English is designed for those interested in a career in tourism and if your first language is not English. The tourism industry is an evolving sector and job opportunities are continuing to grow. This course will improve your English language level whilst giving you knowledge of the travel and tourism sector. Tourism with English will ensure you are qualified to apply for further study courses of tourism at a higher level. You will take part in an interesting programme of visits to tourist attractions all over Edinburgh and gain first-hand experience in this growing and innovative sector. There will be guest lectures from the best in the travel business where you will make essential industry connections. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit your IELTS exam to a 5.5 standard.

Your studies will include a range of NQ National 5 units including:
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL); An Introduction to Travel and Tourism; Tourism Marketing; Selling Skills; Resort Rep; Tourist Destinations and the Scottish Tourism Product; Customer Care; Airline and Airport Operations.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 plus 5 at National 4. You will be invited for a test and interview where your language level and suitability for the course will be checked.

Progression Routes

HNC/D Travel and Tourism or HNC Events

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Travel and Tourism

SCQF Level