NC 5 TRAVEL AND TOURISM WITH EVENTS

NC 5 TRAVEL AND TOURISM WITH EVENTS

Course Outline:

The combined NC Travel and Tourism and NPA Events course is a solid foundation for progressing to higher-level study or an entry-level position in events, travel and tourism. Working in travel and tourism opens up a world of opportunities including within the aviation sector, tourist information and customer service roles. You will learn in our purpose-built cabin room and have the chance to take part in college and external events.

This course will start in August 2022.

Education Progression:

Direct entry to a range of HNC/D courses, including

  • HNC/D Event Management
  • HNC/D Travel and Tourism

Entry Requirements:

One or more of the following:

  • ICT, Numeracy and Communication at National 4 plus a further relevant National 4 award
  • Equivalent recognised qualification
  • Relevant work experience
  • If English is not your first language, ESOL at an appropriate level or IELTS or equivalent with an entry score of 5.5 or above
  • Acceptance may depend on interview.

Course Type and Length Options

Mode Length
Full-time 1 year

Career Progression:

There are opportunities in and roles as the following:

  • Airlines/airports
  • Events organisers/exhibitors
  • Crew member/delegate co-ordinator
  • Tourist information centres/visitor attractions/festivals
  • Travel agencies and tour operating firms
  • Marketing assistant.

Who is the Course For?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their career in the travel, events, airline or tourism industry. It will suit school leavers or those looking to change career or take their first steps into the industry.

What Will I Study?

This course prepares you for further study/progression in events/travel and tourism. You’ll learn about the industry and develop skills in customer service, employability and selling. You can specialise in retail and business travel, cabin crew, activity tourism, airport ground operations, guiding, resort work, or languages. You’ll learn about event organisation, event costing and corporate events. You’ll learn through groupwork, lectures, industry visits and guest speakers.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Ongoing assessments.

Why Should I Choose This Course?

This course will help you get started in an industry in which there will be plenty of job opportunities in Scotland, the UK and further afield. You’ll be taught by lecturers who have worked in the industry for airlines such as British Airways, Emirates and Jet2. You’ll learn what you need to progress into further study or opportunities in the travel and tourism sector.

What are The Interview Arrangements?

One-to-one or group interview with lecturing staff.