Business, Marketing and Tourism NQ
What is special about this course?
This full time qualification allows you to study business, tourism and marketing from home or at your local college centre.
Designed for the modern work environment, the course will give you an excellent grounding in business and marketing approaches, business technologies, and travel and tourism subjects, whilst also incorporating important finance and communication skills, crucial for all relevant career options.
During your course, we introduce you to using a range of digital technologies, which will help you get the most from your course and at the same time develop your digital skills. Find out more about key computing skills and essential student skills.
Lecturers deliver classes live via an online virtual classroom, making the course content accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.
Throughout the course, you will be assessed by means of a combination of individual practical tasks, group work, and open and closed book assessments. You may have to attend a college centre or other exam centre for some of these. This can be discussed with you on application.
No formal requirements, however, candidates must demonstrate that they are suited to remote independent learning. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate some ICT skills training at level 5. This may be through the achievement of relevant National Units (three National 5s including English is an advantage) or employment experience.
Entry is at the discretion of the College and all candidates will be invited to attend a short information session prior to starting on the course.
The course contains 4 NPA Qualifications. These are:
- NPA Business with Information Technology
- NPA Business with Marketing
- NPA Travel and Tourism
- NPA PC Passport
The unit topics you will study include:
- Understanding Business
- Understanding Business
- Management of People and Finance
- Word Processing
- Management of Marketing and Operations
- Marketing: Basic Principles and Applications
- Skills for Customer Care
- Events Organisation
- Travel & Tourism in the UK
- The Scottish Tourism Product: An Introduction
- Travel Industry: An Introduction
- Computing: Academic Skills
- Recording Cash Transactions
- Meta Skills
More than just your subject
Imagine coming out of college with your subject qualification PLUS a portfolio of skills endorsed by employers. That’s exactly what you will get with us. Our skills+ portfolio is part of your full-time course. You will develop skills in digital literacy, entrepreneurship, metaskills, work-readiness, net-zero, wellbeing, and the skills you need for your future aspirations. Our skills+ portfolio becomes your portfolio to take away with you. Whilst studying your subject you will build your skills+ portfolio and gain confidence and resilience along the way.
Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Attendance of weekly live online classes and accessing learning materials through our virtual learning environment.
How long will my course last?34 Weeks
3 days of classes and 1 day of suggested study per week.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by means of a combination of individual practical tasks, group work and open and closed book assessments throughout the year. You may have to attend a college centre or other exam centre for some of these – we can discuss this with you on application.
Where can I study my course?
- From anywhere with an internet connection including your local college centre
Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
For the latest information on fees please see our Fees & Funding information pages.
A Bursary may be available if you study this course full-time. Please contact contact our Admissions team.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Completion may allow access to our full and part time HE Business and Admin courses, or work based SVQ qualifications.
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for Business, Marketing and Tourism NQ
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. Please note, UHI West Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023, subject to Scottish Government approval. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI West Highland 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.