Tourist Guides bring a destination to life for visitors, providing a personal connection to a destination's people, culture, history and future. A Tourist Guide is so much more than a book or an internet page can ever be. 

The WSQ Tourist Guide Course prepares you to become a Tourist Guide, Docent or Attractions Guide in Singapore or abroad. The course prepares participants in all key areas recognised as significant in tour guiding in Singapore. For those interested in becoming a licenced Tourist Guide in Singapore, this course is a pre-requisite to be able to take the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Tourist Guide License assessment. Once that assessment is passed, you will be officially licenced to conduct tours in Singapore.

The WSQ Tourist Guide Course aims to equip learners with the skills and knowledge in promoting Singapore as a tourist destination. Learners will gain practical experience on writing tour commentary, conducting tours and liaising with tourists and visitors from all over the world.


  • Learn from experienced tourism professionals, who are all experienced in the Tourism & Hospitality industry
  • Engage in in-depth discussions with other participants from a diverse range of industry backgrounds, and develop practical strategies for industry success
  • Experience the Angliss way of learning, where classes are brought to life through field trips, guest speakers and some fun along the way.
  • Become a William Angliss Alumni member with access to leading industry contacts and events



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Course Intake

Part Time (Evening): Please email for more info

Course Funding Period

07 Jul 2020 to 04 Aug 2022

Course Duration

7 months (Full-time)

7 months (Part-time)

Average Teacher - Student Ratio

1 teacher to a maximum of 20 students.

Course Hours

The duration of the WSQ Tourist Guide Course is 196 hours:

  • Applied Learning - 184 hrs
  • Assessment - 12 hrs


Mode of Instruction

Instruction may include lectures, discussions, excursions, guest speakers, demonstrations, case-studies, practical exercises and activities.


Course Structure

In addition, there is a 2hr (nominal) assessment for each unit





TOU-TTO-3002-1.1 Tour Guide Operations (88 hours)
TOU-TTO-3003-1.1 Tour Leading Operations (96 Hours)

Elective Units

1 Unit Create Customer Experience (20 hours)

Assessment and Course Completion Criteria



Competency Based Assessment for WSQ Tourist Guide Course may include:

  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Practical Assessment
  • Role Plays
  • Oral Questioning
  • Case Studies
  • Written Questions


Course Completion Criteria

Attendance for WSQ Courses

  • Student Pass Holders are required to maintain a class attendance of 90% and above as per Immigration & Checkpoints Authority of Singapore (ICA) requirements.
  • Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students holding a DP/LTVP are required to maintain a class attendance of 75% and above.

Unit Competency

  • Achieve 'Competent' for all units



Upon successful completion of the WSQ Tourist Guide Course , participants will receive 3 WSQ Statement of Attainments (SOAs) and this is a pre-requisite in being eligible to take the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Tourist Guide License assessment resulting in being officially licenced to conduct tours in Singapore.



Entry Requirements and Eligibility

Entry Requirement

  • Minimum 21 years old and above
  • GCE “O” Level pass in English (Min Grade B4) or workplace literacy skills at the proficiency level equivalent to WSQ WPL Level 6 as stated in the Employability Skills WSQ Framework (for applications of Tourist Guide Licence)
  • Basic knowledge of Tourism industry and organisational product and services
  • Preferably 1 year of working experience


Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and International Students are eligible to apply for the WSQ Tourist Guide Course 



Funding is may be applicable to Singaporeans and PRs and includes the following types:

Funding Type

Funding Eligibility Funding %
SSG Regular Funding For Singapore Citizens and PRs  Up to 70% SSG Funding
Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme:

For Singapore Citizens aged 35 years old and above and earn a monthly income of not more than $2,000.00.

95% SSG Funding
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES): 90% SSG funding For Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above. 90% SSG Funding
UTAP Funding of up to $250 For NTUC Union Members Cap at 50% of unfunded course fees 

Please note: 7% GST will apply for all payable course fees once the funding has been applied.


Nett Fee Payment Scheme
Payment is Nett course fee only therefore all funding will be applied first where applicable. It is also eligible to be paid for by SkillsFuture Credit payments.

Gross Course Fees (before SSG funding and excluding GST)

The WSQ Tourist Guide Course has the following course fees

WSQ Tourist Guide SFw


WSQ Create Customer Experience