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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

North Highlands Tourist Guiding

UCAS Code: N830

Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

Entry requirements


A level

C

Scottish Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

32-42

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About this course


Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Tourism

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.
You will gain a nationally recognised tourist guiding qualification.
Learn from expert academic and tourist guide trainers from the North Highlands area.
Access extensive virtual resources.
Take part in residential weekends for assessment
You will learn though video conference lectures and an online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) comprising academic content; guide training; and virtual field trips.

Modules

STGA Tourist Guiding Qualification – North Highlands
Scotland The Brand
Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
Introduction to Customer Centred Business

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,720
per year
England
£6,720
per year
EU
£1,285
per year
International
£6,855
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,720
per year
Scotland
£1,285
per year
Wales
£6,720
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Inverness College UHI

North Highland College UHI

Highland Theological College UHI

Argyll College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Orkney College UHI

West Highland College UHI

Department:

Humanities, Education and Gaelic

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Tourism

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
64%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Tourism

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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