WSQ Tourist Guide Programme (English)


Singapore remains as one of the top visited countries globally. The rich heritage and diverse culture is one of the top reasons contributing to the popularity, and this is why it is essential to equip Singapore tour guides with the knowledge.

Learn from the experienced tourism professionals who are also licensed STB tourist guides through role-plays, activities and field trips. The programme prepares participants to take the STB (Singapore Tourism Board) practical assessment to be a licensed Tourist Guide.


Course Objectives

The course covers the following knowledge and skills areas.
1. Create Customer Experience (CRS-Q-0036457-TOU) – 22 hours
2. Tourist Guides - NC/NAP (CRS-Q-0040930-TOU) – 102.75 hours
- Handle Arrival and Departure of Visitors
- Promote Singapore as a Tourist Destination & Apply Tourism Knowledge
- Write Tour Commentary
3. Conduct Tour (CRS-Q-0040929-TOU) – 108.5 hours


  • Total 233.25 hours
  • 7 months (Part-Time)
    Classroom Training : Two weekday evenings (6.45pm to 9.45pm) and/or one Saturday morning (9am to 1pm) Field Trips: Saturday (9am to 1pm) and/or (2pm to 6pm)
  • 5 months (Full-Time)
    Classroom Training and including Field Trips : Three weekdays, 9am to 6pm


Mode of Instruction

• Mini lectures, field trips, role-plays and games
• Interactive practical activities for group and individual
• Independent learning sessions, mutual sharing and feedback
• Trainer-Student Ratio - 1:20



Upon successful completion of the programme, and passing all assessments, participants will be awarded with 3 Statement of Attainments (SOAs) by SSG. Participants will be eligible to apply for the Tourist Guide License with Singapore Tourism Board. For Foreigners, please note that STB will only issue the Tourist Guide License to foreigners holding employment pass / work permit which is valid for at least 6 months from date of passing the examination. He/She must also be gainfully employed by a travel agent as a tourist guide.


Target Audience

Individuals who wish to become STB-licensed tourist guides


Please click on the button below to register your interest.

Entry Requirement

Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
• be over 21 years of age
• be medically fit
• be highly proficient in the language you wish to guide in
• possess a secondary education (GCE ‘O’ levels or equivalent) with the following language proficiency
• Preferably have at least 1 year of working experience
if you are guiding in English:
i) GCE 'O' Level Certificate with a Min. Grade B4 in English; or
ii) WPL Level 6 in English language
if you are guiding in other languages:
i) Have a high standard of proficiency in the guiding language;
ii) Primary 6 pass or WPL Level 3 in English language.
In addition to meeting the above entry requirements, applicants mustattend a course preview and an aptitude and attitude assessment interview.



Tuition Fee
Self Sponsored Singapore Citizen / Singapore PR ≥ 21 years above 
Less SSG Funding (Up to 80% of Tuition Fee)
Tuition Fee after Funding
NETT Fee Payable
Self Sponsored Singapore Citizen ≥ 40 years above only
Less SSG Funding (Up to 90% of Tuition Fee)
Tuition Fee after Funding
NETT Fee Payable
Other Fee
Application Fee (non-refundable)
NETT Fee Payable

Company Sponsor for Non-SMEs and SMEs

Course Fee Subsidy of up to **90% and **Absentee Payroll Funding for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents Employees

**Subjected to SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Terms and Conditions.


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