What is special about this course?
The Travel and Tourism short course has been designed to meet the needs of individuals who work or want to work in tourist information offices or tourist attractions.
The aim of the course is to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed within the industry, covering tour guiding, visitor attractions and tourist information services.
You will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the travel and tourism sector.
This course is ideal if you already have some knowledge of or experience in the travel and tourism industry.
You will achieve a Level 2 Award in Travel & Tourism.
- You can study flexibly part-time across the duration of 80 hours at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy
- You will learn relevant industry skills within a major growth industry
- You will gain a recognised City & Guilds qualification
- You will work with local industry partners and take part in local field trips
Relevant SCQF Level 5 award.
Students with appropriate industrial experience will also be considered.
The aim of this unit is to provide you with the general knowledge and awareness of visitor attractions. These attractions are a vital part of the travel and tourism industry and are often a major motivating factor in why people decide to travel. The Moray area has many attractions such as distillery visitor centres, museums, castles and the Cairngorms National park on our doorstep.
Tourist Information Services
The aim of this unit is for you to understand the role of the tourist information service and the procedures for assisting customers. It also provides you with an understanding of what the work of a tourist information assistant entails and give them basic levels of vocational knowledge and skills necessary to seek employment in a tourist information role.
You will gain knowledge from Moray Speyside Tourism who enhance the provision of current employees of tourist attractions. This includes accommodation awareness and bookings, accommodation providers and understanding tourism opportunities within a 50 mile radius.
Core and essential skills will be developed as part of this course:
- Communication being written form and verbal form while working in a visitor attraction or centre
- Numeracy through potential booking system or retail opportunities
- ICT through use of computer systems and providing evidence through portfolio
This course will be delivered with a partnership approach, people from the industry can join to get formal qualifications, new students can get workplace experience and employers will do guest lectures and talks.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Mixture of face-to-face teaching in Moray College UHI classrooms, guest Lectures and field-trips.
How long will my course last?
Part-time: 80 hours
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
Start dateVarious from September
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion of this course you could consider studying a full-time or part-time course at the Hospitality and Tourism Academy or enter the workplace at entry level.
Is there more information available online?
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