Tourism is a major employer and revenue earner to the economy. The provision of travel & tourism in schools responds to the needs of the industry for a well -trained workforce that can meet the needs of visitors.
This course is designed to enable learners to gain knowledge of a variety of tourist destinations, both in Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. The basic skills and knowledge and understanding relating to a range of occupations in travel & tourism which will prepare candidates for employment in the industry are also a focus.
Travel & Tourism
Travel & Tourism
While entry is at the discretion of the school, students would be expected to have attained one of the following:
This is a bi-level course (SCQF levels 4&5) comprising 4, 40 hour units. This course is made up of four units:
- Travel & Tourism: Employability - This unit investigates job roles and careers across the travel & tourism industry. Learners will demonstrate their employability skills and attitudes in a work related practical activity. They will evaluate their own potential for a chosen job in the travel & tourism industry.
- Travel & Tourism: Customer service - This unit outlines the benefits of good customer service to the travel &tourism industry. It deals with customer issues and actions required to respond to customer’s needs and wants.
- Travel & Tourism: Scotland - In this unit the learner will gather information, describe a range of destinations and attractions, identify current trends, and describe the impact of tourism in Scotland
- Travel & Tourism: UK and worldwide - In this unit the learner will gather information, describe a range of destinations and attractions, identify current trends, and describe the impact of tourism in the UK and the rest of the world. The learner should also be able to provide information to potential customers on selected destinations, for example, recommend accommodation, activities, attractions and amenities and produce a travel itinerary on selected areas.