Courses in

Tourism Hospitality and Heritage

GMIT Mayo campus

Guiding

5Credit, Level 6 - Semester 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: 

• Core Guiding Skills: characteristics of the professional guide; leadership, communication and group handling skills; significance of non-verbal communication; effective communication

• Specialist Guiding Skills – including Coach, Site, Town/City walking, Bike
• Local Perspectives: geological history and features of the area; flora and fauna; countryside management issues; key events in local history
• Health and Safety: role and responsibility of the guide; apply the safety procedures and be able to recognise potential hazards

 

Other Essential Information: 

Duration:     Block Delivery
Time:           Wednesdays and some Saturdays Semester II
Start date:   Wednesday in February 2019 – exact date is to be confirmed
 

 

 

Fee: 

€270

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