Tour Guiding Operations

Certificate program (KNEC)

Certificate 2 years

About Tour Guiding Operations programme

Tourism is a major force in the Kenyan economy, and globally, and the need for qualified tour guide operators is always growing. The tourism and wildlife industry cannot survive without tour guides. This makes the course marketable. It is a very engaging course and it is exciting as it involves both theory and training on site.

If you're a sociable, friendly, and outgoing person who is also interested in nature, history, and the arts, then this uniquely structured programme will set you on the right training path in preparation for a successful and thriving career in this industry, significantly increasing your employment potential.

Career path

  • Tour Guides
  • Travel Agents 
  • Tourist Officers with the Ministry of Tourism
  • International Tour Manager 

Objectives of Tour Guiding Operations

This tour guiding operations course is tailored for people looking to pursue a career in the tourism industry and looks at tour guiding in terms of client relations, geography, communication, and the tourism industry as a whole.

The course aims to equip learners with a strong foundation in all aspects of the travel and tourism sector. The integrated approach of this on-campus programme has been designed to combine both practical and theory work to give students the knowledge and practical skills they need to maximise their career opportunities in this rapidly expanding, exciting, and diverse industry.

Upon completion of this programme, graduates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness when dealing with diverse customers.
  • Meet the customer service standard needed to keep a competitive edge in this industry.
  • Develop an appreciation for our host culture and traditions, while servicing visitors from around the globe. 
  • Enhance their important communication skills such as interpretation and storytelling. 
  • Implement best safety and environmental practice in the tour experience. 

Entry requirements for Tour Guiding Operations

Qualification to pursue KNEC tour guiding operations is a minimum KCSE mean grade D (plain)

Tour Guiding Operations Course Subjects

Module I

  • Fundamentals of Tourism
  • Tour Guiding Techniques
  • French I
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Communication
  • Life Skills
  • German I
  • Entrepreneurship

 

Module II

  • Tour Operations
  • Touristic Geography
  • Touristic History
  • French II
  • Customer Care
  • Fauna, Flora and Environment Studies
  • Research Method
  • German II

Colleges offering Tour Guiding Operations

Tour Guiding Operations

The Nyeri National Polytechnic
Nyeri County

Tour Guiding Operations

Hi- Tech International College
Uasin Gishu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Coast Institute of Technology (CIT)
Taita Taveta County

Tour Guiding Operations

Petanns Institute of Business Studies
Kiambu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Mombasa Aviation Training Institute
Mombasa County

Tour Guiding Operations

Adept College of Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Tour Guiding Operations

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Tour Guiding Operations

Thika Institute of Business Studies (tibs)
Kiambu County

Tour Guiding Operations

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies (ICS)
Nairobi County

Tour Guiding Operations

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Tour Guiding Operations

Jodan College of Technology
Kiambu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Finstock Evarsity College
Kiambu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Railway Training Institute (RTI)
Nairobi County

Tour Guiding Operations

Epic Aviation College
Nairobi County

Tour Guiding Operations

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Tour Guiding Operations

North Rift Institute of Management Studies
Uasin Gishu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Thika College of Excellence
Kiambu County

Tour Guiding Operations

Westford International Training College
Nairobi County

Tour Guiding Operations

Transafric Accountancy and Management College
Kiambu County

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County