Non-Vocational Certificate Program
About the Profession
Tour Guide/ Tour Manager is an exciting and rewarding career that provides opportunity to work and travel at the same time. It allows the tour guide to meet people from diverse backgrounds and with various personality traits, which enables to grow both personally and professionally. A tour guide should have a happy and healthy attitude towards others and an ability to be flexible and adaptable.
About the Program
Upon completion of this program, the student will learn and understand the components, complexities and responsibilities of a Tour Guide / Tour Manager. The program focuses on important aspects of Tour Guide / Tour Manager job responsibilities, such as:
- How to research and connect with potential groups
- Organizing and developing tour components
- Establishing rapport with tour participants
- Selecting wholesalers/tour operators
- Pricing strategies
The program is based on an average of 80 study hours. It is recommended the student dedicate approx. 8 hours per week to complete the program in about 10 weeks (3 months). However, we allow up to 20 weeks (5 months) and if additional time is needed, the student is asked to email the college requesting an extension.
Program Delivery – Online / Distance Education
The student may choose to receive the program material either via email pdf or hard copy. Please email the college requesting the Enrolment Contract for this program which describes program delivery and other procedures in more detail.
Program Start Date
As this is a self-study program, the student may choose their own start date in accordance with selected Program Delivery.
When contacting the college, the student should have a plan as to when to start the program, allowing approximately thirty days from the time the college has received the payment to allow time for processing the registration.
C$375.00, including program materials. Please add C$35.00 for shipping and handling to your program fee.
How to Register
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Enrolment Contract and secure banking instructions to arrange for a bank transfer for payment of fee, which is due in full at time of program enrollment.
As this is a non-vocational program, the main prerequisite is a strong interest in learning about and developing skills and knowledge on this topic. It is recommended that a student provides OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) or out of province/country equivalent. Otherwise, an applicant may apply as a Mature Student (18 yrs. and over).
Upon successful completion of the program with a passing grade of 70% or higher, a certificate is issued.