Tourist Guide Service as defined as a service provided to tourists by escorting them or giving them information and narrations concerning all aspects of tourism interests in Sri Lanka. As unofficial ambassadors of the host country, fundamental prerequisites for tourist guides are positive personal, ethical and moral characteristics including honesty, modesty, dignity, and trustworthiness. Equally important are intellectual qualities including comprehensive knowledge and a strong grasp of the subject matter, good analytical skills, a comparative perspective for historic cultural sites, and a commitment to continuous learning and personal enrichment. Moreover, essential professional qualities include the ability to communicate and present facts in the visitor’s language, the capacity to lead and organize groups, correct posture and eye contact, and the ability to tell stories. The aim of this course is to produce a Tourist Guide with all the above mentioned qualifications and qualities. This course focuses to develop standardized Tour guides with and to obtain the “licence” issued by SLTDA as the prime legal requirement to perform as a Tourist Guide in Sri Lanka
It may help to become a disciplinary tour guide with all qualifications and qualities.
To increases the technical and social competencies as well as the intellectual qualities including comprehensive knowledge and a strong grasp of the subject matter, good analytical skills, and a comparative perspective for historic cultural sites and to better understand the cultural background, personal expectations and behaviors of tourists.
It may lead to quality improvements in hosting tourists and to increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty, and in this way facilitates the positioning of tourism enterprises in the international market.
History and Heritage of Sri Lanka - part 01
Introduction to Tourism Industry
Sri Lankan Studies - part 01
Personal Professional Development - part 01
History and Heritage of Sri Lanka - part 02
Sri Lankan Studies- Part 02
Personal Professional Development Part 02
Professional Tour Guiding - Part 02
History and Heritage of Sri Lanka
Professional Tour Guiding
The applicant should be a citizen of Sri Lanka.
Applicant should be between 21 and 60 years of age on the closing date of the application.
G.C.E. Advance Level – should pass all subjects in at least two sittings and should have passed English in G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination with a credit pass or should possess a degree by a recognized by the University Grant Commission.
Or Should have completed Tour Guiding Programme which offers NVQ Level 4
Or Should Have Continues Service Experience Not Less than 5 years as a show-offer Tourist Guide.
Should Possess a certified of proficiency in the language (International or advance Level) intends to practice as a tourist guide and Should prove language proficiency (English or Other Language) by producing credintials.
Lectures – (Online/Offline) | Field Visits | Familiarization Tours
General Inquiry : Mr. Lalin Thebuwana
Tel : 011- 2208312
Address : Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management, 78, Galle Road, Colombo 03
A minimum qualification is only required to enroll the course
Blended with both theoretical and practical exposure
Opportunity to study diversified fields of hotel operation
Scholarships for low income students