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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


This course is for anyone who wants to make a career in travel and tourism. It will give you the skills to work in the industry or to go on to further study. You need to be committed to the course as it is condensed into 24 weeks. This allows students to take up work in March – the peak time for this sector and when there is high demand for staff.

Read about Roxanne-Valeria Andreuta's West Lothian College experience here


  • What the course includes

    The course covers essential skills for working in the tourism industry or to progress to higher education or employment.

Why choose this course

You will have the chance of international study exchanges and visits and volunteering opportunities. Our staff work closely with the industry to give you the experience you need to move into related work.

Entry requirements

  • NC Travel and Tourism level 5 or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently, using your initiative and leadership skills

We encourage students with relevant experience to apply.

  • Student

    Where it leads

    Education: further study or entry to university in a relevant field. Previous students have gone onto study at various institutions including London Professional College and Edinburgh Napier University.

    Employment: within the travel and tourism industry in the UK and abroad. Previous students have found employment with many industry leaders including Paul Reid Travel, Macdonald Houston House and Transport Scotland.

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
  • Individual interview

Please bring evidence of your qualifications and any employment references..

Please bring the task below completed to your interview:

Please price up the following for 2 adults

Glasgow to New York on 20th July for 5 nights

Transfers from airport to hotel

Accommodation:  5-star hotel in Times Square

Day trips – Statue of Liberty on day 2 and Empire State Building on day 4

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.