A Culture Guide is a person that conducts extensive tours with an emphasis on cultural wealth, both to enlighten and entertain visitors. 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.
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 tourist 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 they are qualified for.
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.
Further Education and Training Certificate: Tourist Guiding (SAQA ID 71549, NQF Level 4).
Matric (grade 12) Certificate or equivalent.
Two South African languages.
South African citizen.
Reading, writing and basic mathematical skills are required.
Online structured 8-month course.
2-day practical weekend to be attended in person on scheduled dates (Pretoria / Johannesburg).
Practical assessment on Conducting a Guided Experience (via zoom). Should you wish to do a in-person assessment this can be arranged in Pretoria / Johannesburg.
Portfolio of Evidence (online assignments & workbooks).
Questionnaires (online tests) on theory and information cards.
Designed itinerary (online).
Drum Beat Academy and CATHSSETA Certificate
How It Works
Conducted via Google Classroom.
What you’ll need:
Access to a computer / laptop / notebook / tablet.
Stable internet connection & data.
Free Google account (Gmail preferably).
PDF Reader and Microsoft Office Word.
Printer / scanner (optional).
Recording device (e.g., smartphone).
With the online course you do not have to be available at any specific time to ‘attend class’, you can work through the training material, workbooks, & assignments when it suits you. However, it is a structured course and there will be submissions dates for your workbooks & assignments. You will have ample time for theory, research, and task completion. The submission dates are there to guide you towards completion of your course at a steady pace. An extension can be requested for extenuating circumstances.
Not all your material, workbooks, & assignments will be visible when you’re invited to your online class (via Google Classroom). With this structured course we will publish new material at a set pace. You must first complete one section before moving on to the next. As you submit your tasks they will be assessed, and feedback given. One module must be completed in full (workbook, assignments, and assessments) before moving on to the next.
Continuous support and mentoring will be available during office hours. Should your facilitator see a need, a Zoom session will be scheduled with the class to address concerns and commonly asked questions.
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