James Watt College

      HNC Travel

      James Watt College
      In Greenock and Kilwinning

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      Typology HNC
      Location At 2 venues (Scotland)
      Description

      This course develops product knowledge and people skills for the fast paced environment of international travel. Employment prospects include travel agency staff, airline cabin crew, airport ground crew, tour guiding, travel contact centres, overseas holiday reps or transportation. A range of field trips and study visits enhance the overall student experience.

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      Where and when
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      Greenock
      James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF, Renfrewshire, Scotland
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      Kilwinning
      James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education North Ayrshire Campus Lauchlan Way, KA13 6DE, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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      Location
      Greenock
      James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education Finnart Street, PA16 8HF, Renfrewshire, Scotland
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      Starts On request
      Location
      Kilwinning
      James Watt College Of Further & Higher Education North Ayrshire Campus Lauchlan Way, KA13 6DE, North Ayrshire, Scotland
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      · Requirements

      One Higher Grade pass and three Standard Grade passes or an appropriate group of SQA modules. If you have some work experience or other training, you may not need the above qualifications.

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      Course programme

      HNC Travel

      Course Aims:
      This course develops product knowledge and people skills for the fast paced environment of international travel. Employment prospects include travel agency staff, airline cabin crew, airport ground crew, tour guiding, travel contact centres, overseas holiday reps or transportation. A range of field trips and study visits enhance the overall student experience.

      Course Content:
      Applying Marketing Principles in Travel & Tourism;
      , Air Travel: Reservations, Fares & Ticketing;
      , International Tourist Destinations;
      , Spanish;
      , Communication;
      , Information Technology: Applications Software;
      , Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness;
      , Retail Travel Practice;
      , Structure & Organisation of the Travel & Tourism Industry;
      , Creating a Culture of Customer Care;
      , Graded Unit;
      , Project Case Study;
      , Visitor Attraction Operations;
      , Tour Guiding & Resort Representation

      Progression Opportunities:
      Successful completion would allow direct access to year 2 of HND, Travel with Tourism. Thereafter, successful candidates may progress to, the third year of a degree programme at either the University of the, West of Scotland or Glasgow Caledonian University

      Career Potential:
      Employment opportunities as senior customer advisers within travel, agencies, travel contact centres, transportation companies (cruise, liners, cabin crew, ground staff, rail staff, coach or car hire firms) or, with overseas tour operators.

      Course Assessment:
      The course is assessed by a variety of methods, including, computer-based calculations, assignments, role plays, short answer, questions, open book assessment and written reports.


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