Diploma of Tour Guiding Management - Jodan College of Technology | Educartis

Thika
2 years
Diploma
On Campus

Benefits

Course Overview

This two year diploma aims to equip learners with a strong foundation in all aspects of the travel and tourism sector, and in particular the management of tour guiding. Taken on-campus at the Jodan College, this programme combines both practical experience and theoretical learning to provide students with the knowledge, attitude, and leadership skills they require to maximise their career opportunities within this rapidly expanding, exciting, and diverse industry. 

Tourism is a major force in the Kenyan economy and globally, and the need for qualified tour guide operators and managers is always growing. If you're a sociable, friendly, and outgoing person who also demonstrates strong leadership skills and is interested in nature and history, then this uniquely structured programme will set you on the right path to increasing your employment potential. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course students will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate professional behaviour when working as a tour guide or manager. 
  • Apply responsible tourism principles to their work. 
  • Conduct themselves ethically with customers and other tourism professionals. 
  • Deliver quality local tour guiding service to tourists.
  • Enhance their oral and written communication and leadership skills. 

Certification obtained

Diploma in Tour Guiding Management

What jobs will I qualify for?

At the end of this course, students will be able to enter careers such as: 

  • Tour Guide
  • Tour Manager 
  • Travel Agent 
  • Minister of Tourism 

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Admission Criteria

In order to be eligible for this course, student require: 

  • Diploma: KCSE Mean Grade of C- (minus) or above 
  • Certificate: KCSE Mean Grade of D (plain) or above 
  • Crafts/Artisan Level: KCSE Mean Grade of D (-) or below 

How do I apply?

In order to apply for this course, students must fill out an online application form and provide: 

  • ID Number
  • Preferred Level of Study 
  • Selected Course 
  • Mode of Learning (Part Time or Full Time) 

Alternatively: 
Students can go personally to the school and apply with the Director of Studies 

Payment options

Students can pay the school fees through: 

  • Cheque 
  • Bank Transfers 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Jodan College. The main topics explored include: 

  • Fundamentals of Tourism
  • Tour Guiding Techniques and Travel Operations
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Communication Skills
  • Leadership Skills 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Foreign Language 
  • Human Relations 
  • Tourism Marketing 
  • Principles and Practice of Management 
  • Ecotourism 
  • Research Methods 

Note: This course can be taken at a Diploma Level, a Certificate Level, or a Crafts/Artisan Level. 

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