Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding


Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding



MQF Level 5



6 semesters (3 years)



This programme of studies is intended for those who aim to become a licensed tourist guide for Malta. During this study programme, students will obtain general knowledge and good practices to work in the highly interesting Travel sector of the Hospitality Industry. Furthermore, students will acquire further knowledge, skills and competencies to become a licensed tourist guide.



Entry Criteria

  • Matriculation (MQF Level 4) with a minimum of 1 A level and 3 Intermediates OR 2 A levels and 2 Intermediates (with a minimum of 44 points as per Matrix provided on page 52) Plus Secondary Education Certificate passes at grade 5 or better in Maltese, English and Mathematics


  • Successful completion of ITS Diploma (MQF Level 4), in Diploma in Travel & Tourism Operations, Diploma in Rooms Division Operations, Diploma in Events & Leisure Operations, Diploma in Food & Beverage Service Operations and Diploma in Food Preparation & Production Operations


  • Apply as a mature Student.



Field of Work

  • Freelance Tourist Guide
  • Guiding in Museums and Historical Sites
  • Offering Services in Tourist Information Centres
  • Tourist Information Centre Manager


Course Fee

€650 per semester

This course is part of the GET QUALIFIED scheme – students can get 70% of their tuition fees back!



Applications are now open and interested applicants can apply at Registrar’s office located at ITS in St’Julian’s between Monday and Friday 08:00 till 15:00.


Applicants are required to submit a part time application form, together with their personal curriculum vitae.

Application form may be downloaded from here. 

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