Courses in

Tourism Hospitality and Heritage

GMIT Mayo campus

Guiding

10 Credit, Level 6 - Semester I & II

Why Study?: 

To adopt a professional approach in the selling and interpretation of Irish heritage and landscape, with the ability to understand and anticipate the tourists needs.

Module Aims: 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

On successful completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:

  • Appreciate the factors which influence their effectiveness as guides.
  • Develop an understanding of interpersonal skills and the ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs
  • Prepare an information folder on the heritage of the local area

Syllabus: 

  • Role of the Guide
  • Diversity of guiding
  • Skills Soft and hard skills (core guiding skills)
  • Workshops for different venues (e.g. town walking tour, versus a journey on a bus versus a lowland walk versus a hill walk.
  • Marketing and the role of social media for the sole trader
  • Health and Safety
  • Local Perspectives

 

Other Essential Information: 

Duration: September to May

Time: Wednesdays and several Saturdays Semester I & II

Start Date:  September/October (To be confirmed)

 

Fee: 

€540

Discipline: Tourism Hospitality and Heritage

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 6

Category: Single Subject

Contact: 

Lifelong Learning Mayo Campus

Phone: 094 904 3156

eMail: LLLMayo@gmit.ie

Places: 24