National 5 SfW Travel and Tourism (Course Code: C776 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Travel and Tourism?

Travel and tourism is an important part of the Scottish and UK economy,  Hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism accounts for over 209,000 jobs in Scotland, around 10% of the jobs in this sector in the UK. It includes a wide range of jobs from tour guide and travel consultant to tourist information assistant and conference managers. And, of course, there are the staff who work overseas with Scottish and UK tourists travelling abroad for holidays and business trips.

This course is designed to give you a more in-depth  introductory qualification in travel and tourism which will cover the skills needed to work in the sector. You will also develop broad employability skills. 

Travel and tourism offers good opportunities if you enjoy:

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Transport and Distribution

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however you may be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, each one taking 40 hours of study.

You will learn about:

Where will I take the course?

Work experience/placements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work. Some assessment may be done online using an e-portfolio system.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:

 Employment /Training

 Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?