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Advance Certificate in Tourism and Tour Guiding

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The Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Tour Guiding is aimed at developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for occupations in the Tourism and Travel Industry.  The programme is comprised of theoretical and practical components.


PROGRAMME DURATION
The programme is offered on a full-time basis over 2 years spread across 4 semesters.  

 

COURSES OF THE PROGRAMME

·         Hospitality English

·         Hospitality French

·         Hospitality Maths

·         Foreign Language

·         Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

·         History and Culture of Seychelles

·         Geography, Flora and Fauna of Seychelles

·         Health, Safety and Security

·         Customer Care

·         Destination Management Company Operations and Procedures

·         Tourism Knowledge

·         Swimming and Life Saving

·         Cultural Awareness

·         Customer Care

·         Practical (Bus Tour)


INDUSTRY PLACEMENT (Work Attachment)
Industry Placement is an integral component of the Tourism and Tour Guiding programme and students’ performance will be assessed. Students will be sent on work attachment to various tourism organizations including travel agencies and airlines. Students are required to complete a total of 20 weeks of Industry Placement to be eligible for graduation on the programme.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

S5 School Leavers with the following minimum IGCSE grades or equivalent:

·         Minimum ‘D’ in English as a Second language or any one PASS in English as a First language

·         Minimum DELF A2 with marks of 60% or DELF B1 with marks of 50% or IGCSE equivalent

·         Minimum ‘D’ in Geography or equivalent.
 

CERTIFICATION
Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in Tourism and Tour Guiding.


PROGRESSION CRITERIA
In order to progress to the second year of the Tourism and Tour Guiding programme, students are required to meet the following criteria:

·         successfully complete all courses of Year 1 with a minimum of ‘Pass’ (55%)

·         complete all industry placement requirements for Year 1

·         demonstrate acceptable standards of professional conduct and behaviour throughout the year, which means compliance to STA’s regulations and code of conduct

 

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