WSQ Tourist Guide Programme

Introduction

The WSQ Tourist Guide Training Programme aims to equip learners with the essential knowledge and application skills to describe Singapore heritage, culture, key landmarks, memorials, recommend Singapore experience, write & review tour commentary, conduct tour and enhance the guiding techniques of learners. 

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this programme, learners will be able to apply a wide-range of skills and knowledge including:

No. Units  
1. Create Customer Experience  
2. Handle Arrival and Departure of Visitors  
3. Promote Singapore as a Tourist Destination + Apply Tourism Knowledge (Integrated)  
4. Write Tour Commentary  
5. Conduct Tour  
 

 

Duration

  • E-learning (50 hours)
  • Applied Learning (182 hours)
  • Assessment (12 hours)
  • Part-time: Class room Training (Tue & Thu or Mon & Wed:6.45 to 9.45pm and Sat: 9.00am to 4.00pm or )

    Practical Trips (Sat: 9.00am to 6.00pm and Some Suns: 9.00am to 6.00pm)

  • Full-time: Classroom Training & Practical Trips (Mon - Fri, 9.00am - 6.00pm)

Mode of Instruction

E-learning, lectures (short presentation), group activities, discussions, peer sharing, case studies, role play, field tour practical exercises and written assignments

Trainer-Student Ratio - 1:24

 

Certification

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded 2 Statement of Attainments (SOAs) for the Elective Modules and 4 SOA for the WSQ National Curriculum Modules.
 
With the above SOAs, participants would be able to apply for the Tourist Guide Badge with Singapore Tourism Board. (Current Fee: $72 and processing time, approximately 4 weeks) STB will only issue the Tourist Guide Badge to foreigner holding employment pass/work permit and valid for at least 6 months from date of passing examination and gainfully employed by a travel agent as a tourist guide.
 

Compulsory to

  • Attend Course Preview
  • Apply for Course (Application availablility is based on a first come first serve basis)
  • Attend and pass the Interview assesment

Benefits of WSQ Tourism

  • All course syllabus, curriculum, and structure under WSQ framework are designed in accordance to the industry needs of Singapore and skills sets standards by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).
  • Students can benefit through a combination of learning instructions during the course of their studies.
  • The Tourism WSQ is recognised by the industry, and allows recognition of learning achievements through a variety of learning options.
  • Certificates are directly awarded by SSG; nationally endorsed and recognised by the tourism industry.
  • WSQ qualifications will help enhance employability locally or overseas.
 

Career Prospects:

  • Product & Experience Development Executive
  • Tourist Guide
  • Tourist Guide Trainer / Assessor

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Entry Requirement

·  Over 21 years old of age and medically fit

·   Possess a GCE 'O' Level Certificate or equivalent with the following language proficiency :

Guiding Language in English:

i) GCE 'O' Level Certificate with Min. Grade B4 in English; or
ii) WSQ WPL Level 6 in English Language

Guiding in other languages:

i) Have a high standard of proficiency in the guiding language; AND
ii) Primary 6 pass or WSQ WPL Level 3 in English Language   

·  Basic knowledge of Tourism industry and organisational products and services

·  Preferably 1 year of working experience; and

·  Attitudes that include:

o Being honest to visitors and management

o Being warm, friendly and helpful

o Being welcoming to visitors

o Being prompt and proactive in meeting visitor needs

o Being passionate in providing customer experience attraction/destination      

 

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Please click on either the English / Mandarin button below to register for the course preview.

 

 

 

Fees

S$
Tuition Fee
5183.00
Self Sponsored Singapore Citizen / Singapore PR ≥ 21 years above 
 
Less SSG Funding
4146.40
Tuition Fee after Funding
1036.60
GST
362.81
NETT Fee Payable
1399.41
Self Sponsored Singapore Citizen ≥ 40 years above only
 
Less SSG Funding 
4666.70
Tuition Fee after Funding
518.30
GST
362.81
NETT Fee Payable
881.11
Self Sponsored Singapore Citizen only ≥ 35 years old ≤ $2000  WTS  
 
Less SSG Funding
4923.85
Tuition Fee after Funding
259.15
GST
362.81
NETT Fee Payable
621.96
Other Fee
 
Application Fee (non-refundable)
150.00
GST
10.50
NETT Fee Payable
160.50

Students will need to pay a translator fee if guiding language is different from the mode of instruction. The fee will be $642.00.

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Class Commencement Dates

For Commencement dates, kindly refer to our Programme Calendar.