Travel and Tourism (SfW) National 4

What is special about this course?

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. Some of the things you’ll learn about include career options, problem-solving and dealing with customer issues, developing travel itineraries (planned routes or journeys), providing information on accommodation, activities, events and attractions communication skills, and travel and tourism in Scotland.

Entry requirements

You don’t need passes in specific subjects to join this course, but you need a positive attitude and you should be willing to learn new skills and undertake a successful interview.

This course has four units:

  • Employability
  • Customer Service
  • Scotland
  • UK and Worldwide

How will I study my course?

  • Skills for Work

Depending on your location you will either study in school or at your local Argyll College centre.  Elements of this course may be delivered via video-conference.


How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    In most schools this course will begin in June.


    For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Skills for Work: Travel and Tourism National 5 – at school

    NC Hospitality – at college

    Is there more information available online?

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    This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.