Proposed running of Guide Training in Garden Route




DATES: TUESDAY 17 – Friday 20th November 2015

PARTICIPANTS: Minimum of 6 candidates

COURSE: SAQA ID: TG/CultSiteGd/4/0031   or    SAQA ID : TG/NatSiteGd/4/0031

VENUE : Knysna Library Hall

1. Unit Standard Alignment
Compulsory : Unit Standards for TG/CultSiteGd/4/0031
Unit Number Unit Standard Title Level Credits
335801 Conduct a tourist guiding activity 4 8
335802 Conduct a guided cultural experience 4 12
246740 Care of Customer 4 3
255914 Minimise and manage safety and emergency incidences 4 6
Elective : Unit Standard minimum 5 credits
335803 Research and design a guided experience at a prominent tourism site 4 5

DURATION: 4 Full Days ( excluding First Aid Course).

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must:

  • be over 20 years old
  • have a valid SA ID or Refugee Status or Passport with work permit in the Tourism Sector
  • have completed at least Grade 11 or a Level 3 qualification or work history in the Tourism Industry
  • be willing to learn

REGISTRATION: Candidates will need to complete Tourist Guide Institute’s registration form, produce a copy of ID (refugee papers, passport, work permit) and a short CV listing; contact details, academic qualifications, other qualifications and a brief work history. 


DAY 1:            Registration, explanation of qualifications and paperwork, ice breaker activity

Tea/coffee break

Communication techniques


Guiding Techniques and Care of Customer

Tea/coffee break

Site inspection to identify hazards and how to manage them

DAY 2:                        Garden Route Knowledge / Information

Tea/coffee break

Drawing up an itinerary


Group work drawing up an itinerary

Tea/coffee break

How to do research

DAY 3:                        Individual research using computers and the internet

Tea/coffee break

Last two Unit Standards explained and started in class


All Unit Standards completed on computer

Tea/coffee break

Final paperwork and course evaluation

Day 4:                         On site assessment – each candidate gets the chance to guide the group for 15 minutes (part of a tour) to be assessed by accredited Tourist Guide Institute Assessor (Unit Standard 335801) and peer assessment.

Each candidate to hand in their self-study, written assignments, for each of the 4 relevant unit standards, three weeks after the end of the course.

COST: R3 300 per candidate for site guide training.

COST INCLUDES: 4 full days lectures by experienced accredited guide/trainer, training manual and candidate folders, assistance with all 5 Unit Standards on site, extra half day assessment of onsite tour by each candidate with accredited assessor, Unit Standards assessed by accredited assessor, extra visit by assessor to help with registration, sign off assessments and hand over certificates

Tea/ Coffee X 2 per day

COST EXCLUDES:  lunches, venue hire and venue material, registration cost (R240) at Registrar, First Aid Level 1 (16h course)

FOR More info or to book your space :



( Facilitator / Assessor )

078 526 7733

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