NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6

NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to knowledge and skills that are important in the travel sector.

Throughout this Group Award there will be a focus on group work, role play and developing skills in communication, working with others and selling skills.

The qualification covers areas such as work placement, selling the travel and tourism product, travel products and services, leisure and business tourist destinations.

This qualification will allow the learner to develop a working knowledge of popular travel routes and skills in creating touring programmes and itinerary planning, develop basic knowledge and skills required to identify and select appropriate travel products and services to meet customer requirements, using online systems, develop an understanding of the nature of the travel and tourism product/service and equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to sell effectively in that particular context, and plan and carry out a suitable work placement.

The qualification is available through colleges, college/school partnerships and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time and interested in moving into a career in the travel sector
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However 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)
  • Units in Travel and Tourism at SCQF level 5

Employment and progression

The NPA could provide progression to:

  • an HNC/HND in Travel and Tourism or related area
  • an SVQ in the travel sector
  • employment in the travel sector

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GM6K 46

NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6 consists of 4 mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points). 

NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6 Group Award Code: GM6K 46 (239 KB)

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Qualification structure

Group Award code: GM6K 46

NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6 consists of 4 mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points). 

NPA in Travel Agency Skills at SCQF level 6 Group Award Code: GM6K 46 (239 KB)

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and Evidence Requirements for each Unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion. 

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