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SCQF LEVEL 4/5 - National 4/5

The National 5 Skills for Work: Travel and Tourism Course is an introductory qualification in travel and tourism. It develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes, needed for work in the travel and tourism industry. 


National 4/5


1 Year full time/

5 periods per week



No external exam 







This course will build on the initial skills required for the travel and tourism industry. The course will enable learners to experience, develop and reflect on general and specific practical skills, knowledge and understanding, together with employability skills and attitudes needed to work in the travel and tourism industry.  

The general aims of this course are to:  

  • Provide learners with a broad introduction to the travel and tourism industry

  • Allow learners to experience a range of work related activities in relation to travel and tourism industry

  • Encourage learners to develop skills for learning and life as well as work  

  • Build learners’ confidence  

  • Encourage learners to take greater responsibility for their own learning and development

  • Prepare learners for progression to further education, training or employment

  • Develop customer care skills 

  • Understanding the importance of personal presentation 

  • Develop skills to become effective job-seekers and employees in the travel and tourism industry 

  • Develop a positive and responsible attitude to work and an understanding of the workplace 

  • Develop communication skills 


Specifically, it is hoped that they will gain an awareness and capability to become an effective employee in the travel and tourism Industry and also gain a broader range of transferable skills 


Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Please speak to Mrs Cooper about this course.

what will you get?

  • H2Y1 75 Travel and Tourism: Employability (National 5) 6 SCQF credit points

  • H2Y2 75 Travel and Tourism: Customer Service (National 5) 6 SCQF credit points

  • H2Y3 75 Travel and Tourism: UK and Worldwide (National 5) 6 SCQF credit points

  • H2Y4 75 Travel and Tourism: Scotland (National 5) 6 SCQF credit points 


The five Core Skills are:

  • Communication

  • Numeracy

  • Information and Communication Technology

  • Problem Solving

  • Working with Others 


Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course


The skills and attitudes for employability, including self-employment:  

  • Generic skills/attitudes valued by employers 

  • Understanding of the workplace and the employee's responsibilities, for example, time-keeping, appearance, customer care etc  

  • Self-evaluation skills

  • Flexible approaches to solving problems

  • Adaptability and positive attitude to change

  • Confidence to set goals, reflect and learn from experience

  • specific vocational skills/knowledge

  • Course specifications highlight the links to National Occupational Standards in the vocational area and identify progression opportunities 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 


Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Peterhead Academy pupil - S5

“I have really enjoyed the travel and tourism course this year. I want to go into a field such as tourism and I didn't realise how much I didn't know, I like how free I get to be with what I do but still get pushed out of my comfort zone like having to role play as a travel agent I was nervous about it but I feel like it was a step in improving my confidence and more people need to be put in that situation. It's definitely a good course to gain skills for work such as researching places and writing a CV, but in a non-stressful way as well as learning about tourism and travelling and all the things that make the course unique. I would recommend this course to anyone for that reason.” 

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Peterhead Academy pupil - S5

I have enjoyed my time taking this subject as it is somewhere I can just sit and get on with my work without any real struggle or panic; I also do not have to worry about an exam for this subject which makes it more appealing.” 

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