Next edition: From November 2013 to April 2014*
Nowadays the posts of courier and tour leader demand technical preparation, a mastery of group dynamics, telecommunications techniques and, above all, a high degree of professionalism.
Success or failure of a guided activity depends on the work-related perform and coordination of a good tourist guide.
The largest tour operators and tour designers look for experienced professionals to coordinate, assess and serve tourists, who on their part are becoming more and more demanding.
The need for high-level training in the tourist industry, after positioning ourselves as the leading tour-guide trainers in Catalonia , has led us to design this course in order to offer a qualified service that meets students, companies and customers expectations.
The EUTDH (the University School of Tourism and Hotel Management) with a pioneering and innovative training model imparts the undergraduate tourism and hotel management courses, with top-up courses, as well as postgraduate and master's degrees. Centre d'Estudis Prat of Barcelona is an institution with more than 90 years of experience of training and speciality in vocational training, and EST , Escola Superior de Turisme de Barcelona has more than 9 years of experience in training tourist guides. The three schools have cooperated in the design of this leading course programme.
Three recognized institutions, which union is kwnow as ESCOTUR , have received ISO certification for the excellence of their educational systems which, means guaranteed success for the students and for the tourist industry.
Professional and specialist teaching staff with recognized experience have designed a course content that caters to the current labour market needs.
This course has been certified by the main Spanish and international wholesale tour operators.
⇒ Formation in company in demand for travel agencies.
Graduate students, accredited guides, vocational training graduates, people with experience in the tourist industry or with or high school diploma or equivalent qualifications are granted priority. Registration is on a first come first served basis. Applicants that do not fulfill the requirements and would like to take the course may have an interview with the course coordinator who will discuss their proposal by taking into account academic studies.
It is highly recommended to have knowledge of a foreign language.
Next edition: From November 2013 to April 2014 *.
Introduction and Commencement on Virtual Campus: 26 November, 2013*.
1st classroom session: 3 December, 2013*.
Coach Tour: Week from 1 to 7 April, 2014 (4 days).
Last classroom day: 9 April, 2014*.
Classroom-based sessions and instructor-led classes, walking and coach tours are every Monday and Tuesday from 17 to 21 pm at Escola Superior de Turisme de Barcelona , 11 Lledó street, in the old city (scheduled activities may commence at the teaching hours).
*The course will commence if there is a minimum of 15 students registered . In the event that the minimum required is not reached, the commencement date will be rescheduled. The coach tour fee is included in the course fee.
Students are required to devote to the course content:
Classes are in Spanish.