Business Marketing and Tourism NQ

What is special about this course?

This is a brand-new course for anyone wishing to embark on a career, or progress to further study, in Business, Marketing or Tourism.

Designed for the modern work environment, this 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.

Entry requirements

Ideally students will have achieved at least 3 National 5s including English or another literary subject.  Some basic IT skills would be an advantage.

If you don't meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. All candidates will be invited to an information event.

The course contains 4 x NPA Qualifications.  These are:

  • NPA Business with Information Technology
  • NPA Business with Marketing
  • NPA Travel & Tourism
  • NPA PC Passport

The unit topics you will study include:

  • Understanding Business
  • Marketing - Basic Principles & Management
  • IT units covering: Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Databases
  • Customer Service skills, incl Social Media skills
  • Management skills
  • Event Organisation
  • Recording Cash Transactions
  • Travel - covering industry and products
  • Tourism – including the Scottish industry

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Online

You normally need to commit to 18 hours per week (2-3 days) of blended learning time consisting of timetabled learning and personal study. Timetabled learning will take place from Wednesday to Friday. 

Timetabled learning will take place in an online classroom where you will connect and interact with your lecturer and classmates through our virtual learning environment. You will also complete regular and flexible personal study which most students choose to do from home. 

This course is delivered online between UHI North Highland, UHI Argyll and UHI West Highland. 

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

      Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

    Start date



    For the latest information on fees please see our Tuition Fees information.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This qualification could be your start to a successful career in many business or tourism sectors, as well as providing a good platform to continue onto further study both here and further afield. At UHI we have several progression routes for you to consider including HNC/D Administration and Information Technology and HNC Business, both of which are networked and can be studied from any of our college centres, or from home.

    Is there more information available online?

    QR Code - scan to visit course page

    You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

    Apply for Business Marketing and Tourism NQ

    We are no longer accepting applications for 2022/23

    I want to start in 2023/24

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI North Highland. Please note, UHI North Highland will be changing its name to UHI North, West and Hebrides in August 2023. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study. UHI North 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.