A Culture Guide is a person that conducts extensive tours with an emphasis on cultural wealth, both to enlighten and entertain visitors. South Africa offers many opportunities for international and local tourists as a tourism destination where people can experience a variety of tourism resources and attractions. These guides are very well informed about the history of the different sites that are scattered throughout the provinces of South Africa and have a good overview of the diverse cultural elements of our country. A Culture Guide can operate in one province or qualify to work as a competent guide in numerous provinces or apply themselves to qualify as a National Guide. A Culture Guide may specialise in certain fields and conduct tours accordingly such as a tour of the battlefields of South Africa, monument tour through a specific province, art tour, cultural migratory tour, gold digging tour, old church tour, etc.
Drum Beat Academy offers a CATHSSETA accredited Cultural Guide qualification. This course will enhance your skills as a guide and enable you to find work as a guide in your chosen provinces. This course will let you travel throughout South Africa exploring and sharing our country with paying customers both local and international. Once qualified a Culture Guide can easily move between the provinces he/she is qualified for. This programme is presented monthly at our head office and can be arranged at other locations should there be a big demand.
THE MODULES INCLUDE:
Conduct a guided experience; Design a tour; Legal requirements; Overview of South Africa; South African heritage; Plan and conduct research; Teamwork; Communication; Care for customers; Cultural elements of the province; And many more…
Conducting a guided cultural tour; Provide customer service; Demonstrate ability to handle problems.
Learners should have two South African languages on matric level or equivalent
Reading, writing and basic mathematical skills are required
Full day training programmes are from Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:00. Light lunch is provided.
On completion of the initial contact period of 5 days, the learner is required to prepare for a practical weekend (see attached dates).
On completion of the practical weekend, the learner is required to successfully complete a portfolio of evidence. During this period of portfolio building additional contact time is available for guidance and assistance.
Duration of the course is approximately 3 months, dependent on learner’s progress.
Practical assessment on Conducting a Guided Experience