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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
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    SCQF Level:   05


This course is for anyone who wants to make a career in travel and tourism. You will learn how to organise travel and accommodation in the UK and in Europe, and gain customer care skills.

Read about Megan Frame's West Lothian College experience here


  • Campus

    What the course includes

    The course covers:

    • General skills for work
    • Selling skills
    • Skills for customer care
    • Introduction to tourist destinations and travel and tourism
    • Marketing
    • Introduction to working as air cabin crew

Why choose this course

You will have the chance of international study exchanges and visits and volunteering opportunities. You will also study Spanish.

Entry requirements

  • Two awards at National 5 or equivalent including English or communication
  • Knowledge of geography and elementary IT skills helpful but not essential

We also welcome mature students without formal qualifications or experience who wish to change career.

  • Where it leads

    Education: progression on to NC travel and tourism level 6.

    Employment: within the travel and tourism industry in the UK and abroad.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for an interview for this course, plan to be in college for around three hours. The interview involves:

  • Information about what the course involves
  • Written task
  • Group task
  • Individual interview

Please bring evidence of your qualifications and any employment references.

Please complete the task below and bring it to your interview:

Please price up the following for 2 adults

Glasgow to New York on 20th July for 5 nights

Accommodation:  5-star hotel in Times Square

Day trip – Statue of Liberty

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.