Professional Tour Guiding

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The Professional Tourist Guiding programme is designed for people who provide or wish to provide guiding services to visitors in a city and its wider environs and to provide a range of regional and local guiding services to visitors. It will equip participants with the professional, technical, social and administrative skills to offer a quality guiding service to a range of market profiles

  • Business Start-Up Overview
  • City cultural and Natural Heritage
  • City Tour Management
  • Customer Relations/Interpersonal Skills
  • Digital Marketing Tour Guiding
  • Guiding
  • Induction
  • Irish Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Work Experience

Instructor Led Training

  • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age.
  • QQI Level 5 award, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification, and/or relevant life and work experience.
  • Good numerical and communication skills are essential, including verbal and written command of the English language. Must have good basic computer skills or have completed a Basic Computer Skills Course. Applicants must be self-motivated, eager to learn, outgoing, friendly personality. Must be able to integrate and relate to a variety of individuals and groups. Working knowledge of a second language is desirable.
  • Some relevant experience in the tourist industry is desirable. A full class B driving licence is desirable.