UCAS code N830
UHI information line 0845 272 3600
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 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.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Certificate of Higher Education||2016-17||2017-18*|
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year||£1,285||£1,285|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year for two years
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215|
*The Scotland/EU fee has not yet been agreed by the Scottish Government.
The indicative fee level is shown in the table.
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Certificate of Higher Education||2016-17||2017-18|
|Full-time (120 credits) per year||£6,510||£6,510|
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year for two years||£1,300||£1,300|
|Part-time (per 20 credit module)||£434||£434|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Certificate of Higher Education||2016-17||2017-18**|
|Full-time per year
|Part-time (per 20 credit module)**||£434||£434|
*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
Graduates can become self-employed as tourist guides or work in the North Highlands tourist industry.
On successful complete of this course you may be able to progress to a range of university programmes in business, leisure, and tourism.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.