Tourist Guiding (North Highlands)

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This unique one year SCQF Level 7 programme aims to create fully trained Tourist Guides for the North Highlands area. Students will achieve a nationally recognised Scottish Tourist Guides Association (STGA) Green Badge qualification, along with qualifications in managing and promoting their own businesses, as part of a higher education qualification which can then be articulated into a number of University of the Highlands and Islands degrees.

This course will appeal to those seeking to work in the tourism industry and those already working there who wish to upskill and gain recognised qualifications.

Modules include:
STGA Tourist Guiding Qualification – North Highlands; Introduction to Enterprise and Marketing;
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality; Introduction to Customer Centred Business.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above

Progression Routes

On successful complete of this course you may be able to progress to a range of university programmes in business, leisure, and tourism.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Business and Leisure

SCQF Level