Travel & Tourism Courses

Further Education & Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding

Course Details

Course Duration

9 months

Training Category

Travel & Tourism

Date

28 February 2022

Couse Fees Include

  • Training Manuals
  • Training Material
  • Stationery
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional CV Photos
  • Graduation

Do I Qualify?

Try our 2 minute questionairre to see whether you qualify for this exciting course and a career in aviation  and tourism.

Tourist guiding is a very critical component of the tourism value chain. They play an essential role in ensuring repeat tourist visitation to South Africa through creating a positive image of our country.  

In South Africa, tourist guiding is a regulated profession governed by national legislation and policies. Any person that would like to become a tourist guide must undergo training as part of a formal qualification registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), Upon being deemed competent, such person will receive a certificate issued by the Culture, Arts, ​ Tourism Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).

The manner in which tourist guides interact and treat tourists is very important because it gives a lasting impression about the country in general. The Code of Conduct and Ethics that tourist guides sign prescribe the way in which qualified, legally registered tourist guides must conduct themselves whilst on duty.

Our sister company, Global Training College SA offers this 11 month course which is accredited by CATHSSETA. An NQF Level 4, Further Education and Training Certificate is issued upon learner qualification.

Adventure Guides: Rock Climbing, Paddling, Abseiling, etc.

Nature Guides: Game Reserves, National Parks, Nature Conservation Areas, Trails etc.

Cultural Guides: Museums, Community, Wine Farms, City Guiding etc.

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Course Content

Further Education & Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding

Unit Standards for this Qualification:

 

ID

UNIT STANDARD TITLE

Core 

335796 

Apply interpretation skills to a guided experience 

Core 

335794 

Apply knowledge on South Africa to enhance a tourism experience 

Core 

246740 

Care for customers 

Core 

335801 

Conduct a tourist guiding activity 

Core 

335798 

Describe the role and function of role-players in the tourist guiding sector 

Core 

110009 

Manage administration records 

Core 

255914 

Minimise and manage safety and emergency incidents 

Core 

335795 

Operate within the national and international legal tourism framework 

Core 

335800 

Apply professional values and ethics in the operational environment 

Fundamental 

119472 

Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication 

Fundamental 

119457 

Interpret and use information from texts 

Fundamental 

119467 

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 

Fundamental 

119465 

Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts 

Fundamental 

9015 

Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 

Fundamental 

7484 

Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification 

Fundamental 

119462 

Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts 

Fundamental 

119469 

Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts 

Fundamental 

119471 

Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes 

Fundamental 

7468 

Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 

Fundamental 

119459 

Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts 

Elective 

335816 

Conduct a guided adventure experience 

Elective 

335815 

Conduct a guided biome experience 

Elective 

335814 

Conduct a guided birding experience 

Elective 

335802 

Conduct a guided cultural experience 

Elective 

335797 

Conduct a guided experience to view potentially dangerous animals 

Elective 

335799 

Conduct a guided nature experience 

Elective 

119869 

Demonstrate knowledge of Iron Age archaeology 

Elective 

119877 

Demonstrate knowledge of Stone Age archaeology 

Elective 

262317 

Lead participants through an outdoor recreation and adventure activity 

Elective 

262320 

Manage and organise groups 

Elective 

262305 

Plan and implement minimum environmental impact practices 

Elective 

119870 

Research a Southern African archaeological site from published and unpublished material 

Elective 

335803 

Research and design a guided experience at a prominent tourism site 

Elective 

262246 

Set up and operate a camping site 

Elective 

8518 

Track animals and identify spoor using moderately difficult spoor 

Course Entry Requirements

What Do I Need To Be Able To Participate In This Course?

Grade 11 or equivallent NQF Level 3

 

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NQF Level 3 is required

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Which School Is Best For Me?

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Do not pay for information sessions on cabin crew member training as the syllabus is available of the South African Civil Aviation Authority’s website or you can attend free information sessions with some ATO’s. It is also a good idea to get this information through blogs, Facebook pages or making contact with learners who have attended the training.

There are many Aviation Training Organisations (ATO’s) in South Africa and you are advised to carefully select the one you choose.  Check the credentials of the company you chose to do your training with.

Aviation Training Organisations and schools can NOT guarantee employment.  Airline operators advertise, interview and employ their own cabin crew, so be cautious of a crew training school that “guarantees employment”.

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Synonyms For This Course Include

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