Intermediate 2 Travel and Tourism

Intermediate 2 Travel and Tourism

Welcome to the subject homepage for Intermediate 2 Travel and Tourism.

The Intermediate 2 Travel and Tourism course at SCQF level 5 has been designed to introduce candidates to the basic skills, knowledge and understanding relating to a range of occupations in travel and tourism. The course is more vocationally oriented that the Intermediate 1 course and acts as a starting point from which candidates could pursue a career in the industry.

This qualification is widely available in schools and colleges.

The course can be delivered on a full-time or part-time basis although the candidate must sit the external assessment on the date set by SQA to achieve the course.

This course is aimed at school and college candidates who are interested in beginning a career in the travel and tourism industry.


Entry is at the discretion of the centre, however candidates are normally expected to have attained one of the following:

  • Standard Grade English at General level
  • Intermediate 1 Travel and Tourism or its Units
  • Intermediate 1 Geography or its Units
  • Standard Grade in a Social Subject at General level or above.

Candidates could progress to:

  • Higher Travel and Tourism
  • HN Travel and Tourism courses
  • training or employment.

Centres seeking approval should contact the Business Development & Customer Support Team for guidance on completing the combined CA1/SA1 form.

Group Award Code: C217 11
SCQF level: 5

The course is comprised of three mandatory Units and one external assessment. All Units and the assessment must be achieved to obtain the overall course.

The mandatory Units are:

  • Travel and Tourism: An Introduction (DM4L 11)
  • Business Practices in Travel and Tourism (DM4M 11)
  • Tourist Destinations (DM4N 11)

The course is comprised of three mandatory Units and one external assessment. In order to gain the award of the course, the candidate must pass the internal Unit assessments as well as the external assessment.

The Units are assessed using varying approaches which best suit the Unit content. Two of the Unit assessments are made up of short answer and restricted response questions. The third Unit assessment requires candidates to produce a folio.

The external assessment is an externally set question paper.

The overall grade achieved by the candidate will be determined by the mark that they achieve in the external assessment.

NABs are available for all Units. These can be downloaded from SQA’s secure website.

Qualification content and delivery tools