Pathway to Hospitality & Tourism (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4


This course will introduce the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry. The course also provides you with lots of transferrable skills that will help you progress your career in any industry. Together we will develop your skills in customer service, hospitality, professional cookery, events, tourism and activity tourism. We will also improve your employability and money management skills.

This new course has been developed to develop the future workforce for our region's exciting hospitality and tourism industry.




Full Time - 2 or 3 days per week for 36 weeks

Entry Requirements

  • No formal academic qualifications are required
  • A willingness to try new things and work with others
  • If you are currently studying at Dumfries & Galloway College, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session.

You will be required to attend a face to face interview or a interview on teams video to further discuss your application. You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area. 

Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting or telephone discussion call, but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

During your interview, you will be expected to provide positive responses to questions relating to your course choice, your future career and your previous experiences in hospitality.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Hospitality – Front of House
  • Customer Service
  • Professional Cookery
  • Tourism
  • Events
  • Activity Tourism
  • Employability Skills
  • Money Management
  • Digital Skills


*The course content may be subject to change.


Assessment is ongoing throughout the year and includes practical assessments and project work.


Students may apply to progress to SCQF level 5 courses in professional cookery, hospitality, business or other subject areas.  

Career Prospects

The Pathway to Hospitality & Tourism Course will provide you with a wide range of skills that could help you in a variety of job roles within the Hospitality & Tourism industry. The skills you learn are also transferrable to many other industries.


Additional funding information

You will be able to apply for EMA/ Bursary funding.

Selling Points

You will be taught by Hospitality & Tourism staff with significant industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

Learners can also expect:

  • Extensive opportunity to be involved in exciting events.
  • To visit a range of local businesses / events to learn more about Hospitality & Tourism Careers.