This is an introductory course that will allow you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become an effective tour guide. The course provides the opportunity to take part in practical simulations at various sites in Edinburgh. There may also be an opportunity for job shadowing.
- Scotland and Edinburgh product knowledge
- People and group management
- Customer care
- Logistics and problem-solving Itineraries and time management
- Accidents and reporting (health and safety)
- Presentation skills
- Job shadowing and practical tour guiding skills / on-site skills
- Experience in a customer facing role
- Enthusiasm and a passion for the industry reflected in your personal statement
- A foreign language would be an advantage
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- Practical role plays and written assessments
Progression And Articulation Routes
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
- 1 evening per week at Sighthill campus 18.00-20.30 (Tuesday) from 18th February 2020 for seven weeks, ending on the 31st March 2020.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £315 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
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