Travel & Tourism SCQF Level 8

Producing industry-ready students who are well-equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes required for working in travel and tourism.


Why take this course?

The course is designed to produce industry-ready students, as career opportunities in this, one of the world’s largest industries, are endless - think cruise line, airlines, airports, business travel, tour reps, cabin crew, customer services, hospitality and much more! Alternatively, many will use this course to progress towards university level study where you can enter year 3 of a related degree.

What you will experience

This course will increase your knowledge of popular international destinations, inbound tourism, planning, marketing and the air and retail travel industries, providing you with the fundamental skills needed to pursue a successful career in this line of work.

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Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have at least two Higher qualifications including English or a similar subject, at grade C or above.

A Foundation Apprenticeship in any subject area will be considered equivalent as one unrelated Higher for entry to this course.

Alternatively, applicants should have completed an appropriate non-advanced college course having shown good achievement.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to interview.

All applicants should show an interest in and aptitude for the subject.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

At University

You can progress to university upon successful completion of this course. Full information is available in the course specification PDF.


A wide range of career opportunities are available - from work with cruise lines, airlines and airports to business travel, customer services and hospitality. Common roles include:

  • Air Hostess/Air Host
  • Airport Staff
  • Cruise line worker
  • Information Centre Manager
  • Tour Manager
  • Tourism Officer
  • Travel Agency Manager
  • Travel Agent

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.