Arrivals: Skills for Airline & Airport Operations (Schools)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2024/25 can apply for this course***

This new and exciting course provides an insight into the world of travel, tourism and hospitality. You will gain a wide range of transferrable skills to equip you for employment in this vibrant sector.

The course will provide the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare you for employment within aviation and ground operations in airports, in addition, you will explore the skills required to be a resort representative. You will be introduced to the different styles of resort work, with key knowledge relating to performing airport transfers and resort welcome meetings.

You will learn and demonstrate Barista skills as part of this course, with full tuition on the range of teas and coffees on our Barista machines.

  • Barista Skills
  • Resort Representation: an introduction
  • Airport Ground Operations: An Introduction
  • Skills for Customer Care

  • This course acts as an ideal pathway into a career in travel or hospitality and can lead on to further study in Events, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality

  • Please note that only secondary school pupils staying on at school and who will be starting S4, S5 or S6 in August 2024 are eligible to apply for this course.
  • Pupils will have achieved 4 x Nat 4 including English and Maths/Application of Maths and working towards Nat 5 preferably

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applications:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited to an information session
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team -


Stirling Campus

Start date

14 June 2024

SCQF Level

Level 5