NCV Tourism

National Certificate (Vocational) :

Tourism:

Duration : 3 Years

Entrance requirements :

Grade 9 (std 7) or an equivalent qualification or that level of education through experience (RPL)

What is Tourism in a nutshell?

In a nutshell the tourism certificate programme covers tourism principles like tour guiding, tour operators and game rangers together with any public relations related vocation in the tourism and hospitality industry. This programme ntegrates academic knowledge and theory with practical skills and values.

What vocational activities would this give you access to?

The holder of the National Certificate (Tourism) will be able to:

  • Work as a tour guide
  • Own a tourism business
  • Drive Tourists around
  • Work at a hotel
  • Work at a casino

What are the career opportunities after completing the National Certificate  in Tourism?

The National Certificate  in Tourism provides an opportunity to access any one of the careers listed below:

  • Conference and Events Planner
  • Tourism Development Officer
  • Transportation Manager
  • Travel Counselor
  • Game Ranger
  • Adventure Guide
  • Safari Operator

Syllabus

The course consists of Fundamental Subjects and vocational subjects

What are the fundamental subjects?

The 3 fundamental subjects are:

  1. Language which must at least be language of teaching and learning,
  2. Mathematics or mathematical literacy and Life orientation
  3. What are the vocational subjects in Tourism?

The vocational subjects in Tourism are:

  • Science of Tourism
  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Sustainable Tourism in SA
  • Tourism Operations

These subjects are offered at each of the different NQF Levels of study in the National Certificate (Tourism) qualification.

Level 2 (First year)

  • Science of Tourism
  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Sustainable Tourism in SA

OPTIONAL

Tourism Operations

Level 3 (Second year)

  • Science of Tourism
  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Sustainable Tourism in SA and
  • Regional Travel

OPTIONAL

Tourism Operations

Level 4 (Third year)

  • Science of Tourism
  • Client Services and Human Relations
  • Sustainable Tourism in SA and International Travel

OPTIONAL

Tourism Operations

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