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Developing Skills for Effective Tour Guiding

Edinburgh College

Venues

Sighthill Campus

Content

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 and gain a working knowledge of Scottish history geography and heritage. You will also gain a greater insight into the many and varied Edinburgh visitor attractions. There may also be an opportunity for job shadowing.

Units include:
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; Practical tour guiding skills/on-site skills.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. A foreign language would be an advantage.

Progression Routes

Tour guiding

Start Date

February

Qualification

College Cert

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

7 weeks

Department

Travel and Tourism

SCQF Level

6