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Tour Guiding Management

Kenya Institute of Financial and Applied Management (kifam)

Diploma 3 years Fee: on application

Overview

This tour guiding management diploma programme is tailored for people looking to pursue a career in the tourism industry. The course looks at tour guiding in terms of client relations, geography, communication, and the tourism industry as a whole. The course also provides students with the skills and knowledge required to manage travel businesses and grasp the essentials of an effective tour guide personnel and how best to interact with clients.

Tourism is a major force in the Kenyan economy, and globally, and the need for qualified travel and tour guiding managers is always growing. If you are a friendly, sociable, and outgoing person, who is also keen on developing the leadership and business skills required of a manager in today's highly competitive job market, then this programme will set you on the right path in preparation for a thriving career in this industry, and it will significantly enhance your employment potential, both locally and globally. 

Tour guiding managemnt graduates will be exposed to exciting cultures and diverse populations through this career and will enjoy growth in the travel industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Resort Manager
  • Hotel Manager
  • Travel Agent
  • Hotel Concierge
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrepreneur

Objectives

This tour guiding management diploma programme offers skills in tourism and travel business operations and its environs to effectively equip students for a rewarding career in the tour guiding field.

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

  • Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour when working
  • Apply Responsible tourism principles to their work
  • Update their knowledge and skills using a range of research methods
  • Develop their management and leadership skills. 
  • Enhance their oral and written communication skills.

Entry requirements

The minimum Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Tour Guiding Management course are:

  • KCSE C Minus;
  • Pass Craft Certificate in tour guiding operations;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

Course content

Module I

  •  Fundamentals of Tourism
  • Tour Guiding Techniques and Travel Operations
  • French I
  •  Information Communication Technology
  •  Communication
  •  German I
  •  Life skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  •  Touristic History
  •  Fauna, Flora and Touristic Geography

 

Module II

  •  Cultural Tourism
  •  Recreation Guiding
  •  Natural History of Invertebrates of East Africa
  •  Astronomy
  •  Human Relations
  •  French II
  •  German II

 

Module III

  • Tourism Marketing
  • Tourism Law
  •   Principles and Practice of Management
  •   Ecotourism
  •    French III
  •   German III
  •   Research Methods

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Entry requirements

The minimum Entry Requirements for the Diploma in Tour Guiding Management course are:

  • KCSE C Minus;
  • Pass Craft Certificate in tour guiding operations;
  • Any other equivalent qualification as approved by KNEC.

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