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SCCIOB Tourist Guide Training Programme

Learners will attain the skills and thematic knowledge to be STB’s licensed tourist guides. The skills covers compulsory topics like Storytelling and Public Speaking, Tour Curation and Commentary, and Religious and Cultural Sensitivities. The thematic knowledge delves into key themes such as Pre-colonial and Colonial History, Culture, and Economic Data of Singapore. Through a dynamic mix of classroom training, on-the-ground field experiences, and hands-on practice to e-marketing on social platforms, the course ensures a diverse and holistic learning process. The aim is to cultivate tourist guides with the versatility to offer culturally enriched experiences to a diverse range of tourists.

Module Content

The learning objectives of the course are to equip learners with a set of essential skills and thematic knowledge required for effective tourist guiding. Learners are to attain the 7 compulsory skills:

  • Storytelling and Public Speaking
  • Tour Curation and Commentary
  • Religious and Cultural Sensitivities
  • Tour and Safety Protocols
  • Handling Difficult or Unique Tourists
  • Think on your Feet (Quick Decision-Making), and
  • e-Marketing.

Learners are also to attain the following key themes:

  • Pre-colonial and Colonial History
  • Post-Independence History and Development of Singapore
  • Culture, Faith, Attire, and Cuisine
  • Basics of Geographic, Economic, and Demographic Data of Singapore
  • Heritage Highlights, and
  • City Highlights.

These competencies are delivered through a dynamic blend of classroom training and on-the-ground field experiences, offering flexibility in the learning process. At the end of the course, the learners are to fulfil and pass all assessments and obtain the STB Tourist Guide license.


  • Classroom Training
  • Classroom Practical Training
  • On Site Practical Training
  • On Coach Practical Training
  • Design Coach routes / Itineraries
  • Design Practical / Exam Itineraries
  • Assessment Design (MCQ and Practical Tests)
  • STB Licensing Exam

Learning Outcomes

The aim is to cultivate tourist guides with the versatility to offer culturally enriched experiences to a diverse range of tourists.

Target Participants:

Those with an interest in Travel and Tourism, and aspiring Tourist Guides.

Medium of Instruction:


Course Schedule

(Course Preview - Mandarin) Date, Time:

25 Jun, 7pm - 8:30pm

Delivery Mode:

Zoom Session


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(Course Preview - English) Date, Time:

3 Jul, 7pm - 8:30pm

Delivery Mode:

Zoom Session


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Course Duration: TBA
Enrolment Closing Date: 7 working days before course commencement

Course Fees

Category Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents Employer-sponsored and Self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored Local Employees (i.e Singapore Citizen & Permanent Residents)
Funding Source SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs
Course Fees $3,750.00 $3,750.00 $3,750.00
SkillsFuture Funding $1,875.00 $2,625.00 $2,625.00
Total Nett Fee $1,875.00 $1,125.00 $1,125.00
GST (9%) $337.50 $337.50 $337.50
Total Fee Payable to SCCIOB $2,212.50 $1,462.50 $1,462.50


Course fees can be offset by using your SkillsFuture Credit!


TGS Code TGS-2024045257  
Course Support Period 10-06-2024 to 19-05-2026  

Minimum English Language Proficiency of Applicant:

Academic and Language Proficiency:
Applicants for the course are required to undergo a comprehensive screening process to evaluate both their academic / language proficiency and general suitability for the course.

Work Experience Required:

Minimum Age Required:

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