Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding full-time programme starting in February 2020.*
The Institute of Tourism Studies will also be offering the Higher National Diploma in Tour Guiding on part-time basis, also starting in February 2020. If you are interested in applying for the part-time programme, please click HERE.*
3 Semesters +280hours placement
Programme Learning Outcomes
• Understand the role of the tourist guide and manage the complex concepts of well organised tours.
• Be creative in the design and management of historical and thematic tours.
• Evaluate and anticipate customer expectations during the implementation process of tour guiding.
• Understand and explain the detailed historical and cultural content of various itineraries and sites.
• Manage small tour groups and ensure safety and customer satisfaction at all times.
• A combination of a minimum of 3 Advanced and Intermediate levels, of which one needs to be an Advanced level (MQF level 4) pass. These qualifications must add up to a minimum of 44 points as per matrix provided on page xxx AND passes at grade 5 (SSC&P level 3) or better in SEC examinations in English, Mathematics and Maltese. (Non-Maltese applicants have the option to replace Maltese O Level with their native language O level). The successful completion of the Princes’ Trust programme is considered as equivalent to one O level.
• An ITS Diploma in Events Operations, Rooms Division, Travel and Tourism, Food Preparation and Production and Food and Beverage Service MQF Level 4 (or equivalent).
• Apply as a mature student, at least 23 years of age by the beginning of the academic year applied for, and subject to proficiency and/or aptitude tests as per direction of the ITS. The ITS also reserves the right to subject the candidate for an interview and/or an RPL procedure prior to acceptance.
Job Roles May Include
• Freelance Tourist Guide
• Gallery Site Officer
• Museum Interpretation Officer
• Tourist Information Centre Manager
A profiling interview upon admission may be conducted in order to better assist students with their learning process.
Admissions of special cases will be referred to ITS’ Admissions Board.
* In all instances ITS may decide to refrain from organising a particular course mentioned above in case the number of applicants is low or for any other reason it deems necessary.