SCQF Level 6
Travel & Tourism, International & Commercial

Course Overview
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.
What You Will Learn
  • 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
Entry Requirements
  • 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
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • Practical role plays and written assessments
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Into employment or self-employment.
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Career Opportunities
  • Tour guiding
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.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £315 Sighthill part-time (year 1)
Start Date(s)

Part Time

This course will start on…
  • 18/02/2020
End Date(s)

Part Time

This course will end on...
  • 19/03/2020
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