CULTURAL SITE GUIDE SKILLS PROGRAMME

Skills Programme – 8438 20 Credits at NQF Level 2 Create and conduct short local tours with an emphasis on heritage or cultural resources that will inform and entertain visitors. The tourist experience will reflect a commitment to authenticity; multiple perspectives on events, people and places avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the […]

Skills Programme – 8438
20 Credits at NQF Level 2

Create and conduct short local tours with an emphasis on heritage or cultural resources that will inform and entertain visitors. The tourist experience will reflect a commitment to authenticity; multiple perspectives on events, people and places avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources and/or host communities. Assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of culturally diverse tour groups and adapt programmes and itineraries accordingly. Provide informal interpretive commentary that reflects local indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

A qualified learner will be able to:

  • Create and conduct short local tours with an emphasis on heritage or cultural resources that will inform and entertain visitors. The tourist experience will reflect a commitment to authenticity, multiple perspectives on events, people and places, avoid simple stereotyping and respect the integrity of the resources and/or host communities.
  • Assess the needs, limitations, interests and expectations of culturally diverse tour groups and adapt programmes and itineraries accordingly.
  • Provide informal interpretive commentary that reflects local indigenous knowledge and perspectives.

Entry requirements:

  • There are no specific assumptions made about learners entering a programme leading to this unit standard
  • Although the ability to communicate reasonably effectively in spoken English will be an advantage

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

INTRODUCTION

2

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1: IDENTIFY AND ASSESS THE NEEDS, LIMITATIONS, INTERESTS AND EXPECTATIONS OF A TARGET GROUP OF TOURISTS

3

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2: DEMONSTRATE A SOUND KNOWLEDGE OF SOUTH AFRICA'S RICH AND DIVERSE HERITAGE RESOURCES AS REFLECTED IN LOCAL HERITAGE RESOURCES

4

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3: IDENTIFY AND SELECT CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES IN SOUTH AFRICA

5

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4: ACCESS LOCAL ORAL AND 'INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE' AND PERSPECTIVES

6

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5: REFLECT A COMMITMENT TO AUTHENTICITY, MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES ON EVENTS, PEOPLE AND PLACES, AVOID SIMPLE STEREOTYPING AND RESPECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE RESOURCES AND/OR HOST COMMUNITIES. ACCESS LOCAL ORAL AND 'INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE' AND PERSPECTIVES

7

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6: CONTRUCT ITINERARIES APPROPRIATE TO THE INTERESTS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE GROUP

8

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