NPA Travel and Tourism (Schools)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2022/23 can apply for this course***

The Travel and Tourism industry is a growing sector in the UK and overseas and there are many career opportunities available. The National Progression Award (NPA) is designed as a steppingstone towards further study and/or a rewarding career in the Travel and Tourism industry.

The course covers areas such as sustainable practices, leisure and business tourist destinations and tour guiding. It will develop a working knowledge of popular travel destinations, tour guiding skills and an understanding of the structure and nature of the travel and tourism industry.

  • Visitor Services Advisor – Tourist Information Centre
  • Travel Agent
  • Tour Guide
  • Visitor Attraction Assistant
  • Airport Customer Service Assistant

  • Learners would benefit from having attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by one or more of the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:
  • National 5 qualifications including English (or equivalent)
  • National 5 qualifications and/or units in Travel and Tourism at SCQF level 5
  • Social subject at Nat 5 (SCQF level 5) or above
  • Relevant work/life experience

  • For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in your school.


Stirling Campus

Start date

22 August 2022

End date

26 May 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6