Introduction to Retail, Events and Tourism

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


If you`re not sure what course to study then Introduction to Retail Events and Tourism might be the one for you. This course will give you an insight into the vibrant and fast-paced industries of Retail Events and Tourism and will enable you to get a better understanding of these areas before making a career choice.

Throughout the course you will get the opportunity to meet and talk to employers whilst developing your employability skills. There is an emphasis on team work - part of the course will involve working with others to plan and organise an event and you will also get the opportunity to set up pop-up shops and get involved in the Colleges annual Christmas Fair.

There will be the opportunity to take part in a programme of visits to businesses operating within the retail events and tourism industry to provide you with further insights into these industries. You will also have the chance to build on your communication and IT skills as well as your confidence and personal effectiveness.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview

Progression Routes

Relevant course at SCQF Level 5 or 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Retail and Events

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors