Travel & Tourism

Your future starts here.


Travel and Tourism is a huge growth sector for the North East, with lots of new developments and investment creating exciting career opportunities. Our courses help build professional attitudes, skills, awareness and knowledge to enable students to embrace the diverse opportunities available.

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Target set for annual spending by tourists in the North East¹

Karolina Navikaite and Shannon Ingram in an aeroplane fuselage

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One of the best things about the course was learning about the travel industry through the lecturers’ own experiences. Working as cabin crew is an amazing career and NESCol can definitely help you get there!”

Karolina Navikaite and Shannon Ingram

Karolina and Shannon studied HNC Travel and Tourism at NESCol and now work as cabin crew.

Career opportunities

Airport Check-in Staff, Airport Ground Crew, Retail Travel Agent, Seasonal Tour Guide, Hospitality Supervisor, Customer Service Personnel, Regional Cabin Crew, Cruise Line Worker, Information Centre Manager, Tour Manager, Tourism Officer, Travel Agency Manager and Travel Agent.


Extra workers required to support the Scottish tourism industry²

Where you can study

Dedicated, enthusiastic and industry experienced teaching staff guide students through their chosen course. Comprehensive online resources, engaging classroom sessions and innovative practical experiences are used to provide a springboard to future careers. Our nurturing learning environment and supportive approach aims to get the best out of every individual and ensure NESCol students fulfil their potential in employment and life.

Study Travel & Tourism in Aberdeen

  • 4,500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 4 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

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What our students think

In autumn 2023, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (88% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

98% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"NESCol is a fair, kind, welcoming environment, with friendly and supportive staff. I love coming here."
97% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"NESCol helped me gain my confidence again after a huge gap in my studies."
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

Don’t take our word for it!

Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: Opportunity North East
² Source: VisitAberdeenshire