This course is ideal for you if you are looking for an exciting career in Activity Tourism. This sector of the tourism industry has grown strongly over the last 20 years and has many opportunities for you if you are aiming for a career involving physical activities and adventure. You have the whole of Scotland as your playground!
Business has grown in areas including mountain climbing, sailing, mountain biking, canyoning, skiing, kayaking and gorge walking, and in more gentler activities including wildlife watching, golfing, hill walking, food and drink and heritage trails.
We work with a local social enterprise (MY Adventure
) to be able to offer you a taste of these activities and to help you understand better how these types of businesses operate and market themselves. During the course you will also be offered the opportunity to qualify for a number of activity awards/certifications including first aid. This, combined with the theoretical input of the course, will ensure that you are highly employable.
- Overview of activity and special interest tourism in its widest sense, giving you the skills, knowledge and understanding of this developing sector of tourism
- You will get the opportunity to discover and experience the range of options available for potential employment
- You will also engage in activity tourism pursuits, understand various tourism products, meet employers and research the skills required for the operation of activity tourism enterprises
- Usually one day per week is spent learning outside the classroom undertaking practical tasks and activities
How Course Is Assessed:
- Continual assessment throughout the duration of the course including written oral practical and role play.
Number of Days per week:
- Minimum of two National 4s and 2 National 5s including English and Maths
- A pass in Geography at either of these levels would be advantageous
- As you will be partaking in physical outdoor activities on a regular basis then a degree of fitness enthusiasm for this and the ability to swim will be advantageous
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- Various employment opportunities in this sector
Progression RoutesDownload our progression route map here
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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