Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The Scottish Government Outlook 2030 Plan states: “It is more important than ever that education from early years and training reflect the skills required to meet changing tourism trends, raise productivity within the sector and ensure that Scotland’s tourism industry is able to deliver its 21st century vision through sustainable tourism practices across the sector. Tourism offers vast, meaningful and exciting opportunities for our future and existing workforce. We have the opportunity to excite new generations, drawing them into our sector to deliver tomorrow’s visitor experiences through creativity, innovation and authenticity.”

This Travel and Tourism course is designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills required for current and future employment in the Tourism industry.

Included in this course is a focus on the Moray Speyside Region, STEM skills (Science, Technology and Maths) and modern trends such as Sustainability and Responsible Tourism.

Special features:

  • Focus on Moray Speyside context
  • Includes British Sign Language units
  • Provides route into key sector of the economy
  • Study Sustainable & Responsible Tourism

The course will incorporate field trips, a tourism study visit unit, placement opportunities and guest lectures.

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5s at C or above or equivalent OR
  • Successful achievement of a relevant SCQF Level 5 course.
  • Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.

Course content includes:

  • Travel and Tourism: Enhancing Skills for Employment
  • Travel & Tourism in the UK
  • Skills for Customer Care
  • Marketing in Travel & Tourism: An Introduction
  • Leisure & Business Tourist Destinations
  • Selling the Travel and Tourism Product
  • Travel & Tourism Study Visit
  • Sustainable Practices in Travel & Tourism
  • Tour Guiding: An Introduction
  • The Scottish Tourism Product: An Introduction
  • Accommodation and Facilities Servicing
  • Event Organisation
  • British Sign Language: Introduction

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus and remote learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers and supplemented by Tourism Industry Professionals.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Progress onto an HNC or HND in a relevant subject
  • Enter employment in roles such as:
    • Tour Guiding
    • Visitor Centres
    • Tourist Information
    • Visitor Attractions
    • Tourism Marketing
    • Accommodation Providers

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“We are delighted to be able to offer this exciting qualification to those with a keen interest in Travel & Tourism.  Moray has a strong and unique Tourism focus with some fantastic employment opportunities.  This course prepares learners for such employment and develops a broad knowledge and range of skills”
Alistair Fowlie

Apply for Travel and Tourism SCQF Level 6

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.